5 Questions You'd Love to Ask Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo

Paul Wilkes@@paulwilkesfootyFeatured ColumnistFebruary 15, 2014


There have been numerous conversations with Cristiano Ronaldo throughout his career. He doesn't talk as much as some players, but he is happy to speak with the media.

He is guarded about the information he gives out and one-on-one interviews are fairly rare. Some of these questions may have been asked previously, but the answers may vary in time.

Do you feel you are a better player in this generation than Lionel Messi?

I'm sure he doesn't like the continuous comparisons with the Argentine wizard, but they are inevitable. The two players are on a different level than the rest of the world at present, though that gap is shortening.

He may not like to admit it, but the pair of them have pushed each other in their quest for excellence. This isn't a slight on Ronaldo; the question could easily be asked of Messi.

The debate on who is the best player of all time will never be settled, though these two are certainly in the reckoning.

Imagine if Pele and Diego Maradona had played at the same timeβ€”would it resolve the issue or would it complicate matters further? Would they have been even better due to the presence of the other?

Would you ever consider going back to Manchester United now that Sir Alex Ferguson has retired?

There has been plenty of talk about him rejoining his old side. "They are still in my heart," said Ronaldo, via The Express. "It's a club where I played for six years and I love that club."

It's not just the change in league position and Manchester United's worst season in years; it's everything about the club. When Sir Alex Ferguson left management, United changed forever.

That's not to say they won't become a force again, but there would be a sense that it's just not the same. The pull of being coached by David Moyes can't have a similar lure.

What do you consider your greatest individual performance ever?

Almost every week the forward astounds the supporters and viewers around the globe with his goal-scoring ability. But which game does he regard as his pinnacle?

Moscow saw him score the opening goal against Chelsea, as United claimed their third European Cup. He netted the winner against Barcelona in a Copa del Rey final and grabbed a hat-trick in a Madrid derby.

The World Cup play-off with Sweden would have to be taken into consideration. A treble by Ronaldo sent Portugal to the finals in Brazil.

What's your greatest achievement as a player?

He won the Champions League with Manchester United and three consecutive league titles. At Real Madrid, he won the La Liga championship against one of the best teams of all time.

He also has two Ballon d'Ors and a FIFA World Player of the Year as well as many other solo awards.

It could be something a little more simpler like making his debut for Sporting CP or Portugal, or perhaps it's his 100th Real Madrid goal, via The Telegraph.

Who's the toughest opponent you have ever facedΒ and who's the best player you played alongside?

Okay, so this is theoretically two questions, but it's interesting all the same.

Not many players get the better of Ronaldo, who is a nightmare to defend against. Would he choose a player that he couldn't score against, or a player that was tough tackling?

As a teammate he has forged partnerships with the likes of Mesut Ozil, Wayne Rooney, Ruud Van Nistelrooy and Raul to name a few. Internationally he grew alongside Luis Figo as he entered his latter years.