Cristiano Ronaldo’s opinion of Jose Mourinho – and if he’d work with him again

Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho are seen as being amongst the greatest players and managers of all time, respectively.

Having spent three years together at Real Madrid, they have also enjoyed success together during their illustrious careers as Real won three domestic trophies in Mourinho's spell as manager.

The Portuguese duo have yet to work together again since Mourinho departed the Santiago Bernabeu in the summer of 2013, going on to manage in England and Italy in the eight years since,

However, Ronaldo has spoken highly of Mourinho since their time together in the Spanish capital and has revealed whether he would work with Mourinho again.

When asked whether he would work with the Roma boss again, Ronaldo answered: "Work with Mourinho again? Why not? I would put him at the top, I always say that.

"I have played for so many great coaches, but Jose Mourinho was a big thinker analytically, he went into everything in great detail."

During Mourinho's time managing Ronaldo in Madrid, the Spanish giants won the league title as well as the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup.

Individual honours were also picked up as Mourinho was named the world's best club coach in 2011 before Ronaldo won his second of five Ballon d'Ors in 2013.

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In total, Mourinho was in charge of 178 matches as Los Blancos manager, with Ronaldo appearing in 164 of them and scoring 168 goals in the process.

The Portugal captain also finished as league and cup top scorer in Mourinho's first season in charge before leading the goal scoring charts in the Champions League in their final season together.

Mourinho is now in charge in Serie A once more, this time with Roma, and he managed his 1000th match on Sunday as his new side beat Sassuolo 2-1 thanks to a stoppage time winner.

The victory, Mourinho's 640th as a manager, leaves Roma top of Serie A with a 100% record from their opening three matches of the season.

As for Ronaldo, he made his much anticipated return for Manchester United on Saturday afternoon, scoring a brace in a 4-1 home win over Newcastle United.

The result took United to the top of the Premier League as they remain unbeaten with 10 points from their first four games.

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