Capello said: “Nothing happened between us and there was no argument. I coached him the same way as my other players and made my choices. I put him in the first XI five times and you saw the results.
“The truth is Ronaldo never lived up to expectations in Madrid. We were convinced he’d get back to his old self, but he never reached 100 per cent. I hope that he can rediscover that form at Milan and perhaps in a different environment he will be able to.”
He added: “I like people who say things to your face. Those who talk behind your back aren’t worth much. We didn’t force Ronaldo to leave and he chose Milan.”