We all know Cristiano Ronaldo owes a lot of his skill and stardom to Sir Alex Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager who oversaw his growth from talented teenager to world-beating footballer.

We also know Sir Alex Ferguson holds Cristiano Ronaldo dear to his heart.

But on the night of Euro 2016 final, after Ronaldo's crowning moment, Sir Alex showed he is actually a fanboy (an old fanboy, admittedly) of the Real Madrid star.

Watch it for yourself here:

That lingering look after the hug -- it says it all, really!

Even Ronaldo showed he will go on to emulate his mentor one day.

Fergie-Ronaldo relationship is really quite something!

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