UFC super star Conor McGregor reveals that he is a Manchester United fan and lavishes praise on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Cristiano Ronaldo, among others.
Former UFC Featherweight and Lightweight champion Conor McGregor spoke in depth to FIFA and opened up on supporting Manchester United, the job Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has done at the club so far, Cristiano Ronaldo’s incredible hattrick against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League and more.
“Ole Gunnar is a special man!,” he said.
“I think he’s done an incredible job with United. They have to give him the job permanently. You can feel the pride and passion he has for the club and its history, and see the players honoured to wear the Red Devils crest under him.
He’s really got the players performing. I think the same as a proud Irish man representing my home country of Ireland. Ole’s at the wheel, tell me how good does it feel!”
McGregor, who is currently on a hiatus after his UFC 229 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov, also weighed in on Cristiano Ronaldo’s superb hattrick in the Champions League to ensure that Juventus progressed to the quarterfinals of the tournament.
“Cristiano is a phenomenal athlete, person, and entrepreneur. His all-around discipline, perfectionist attitude, and dedication to his craft is inspiring and has inspired so many young children to play football.
Just look what he did recenty in the Champions League, at 34 years young, a hat-trick under the lights when the pressure was on for all the marbles. And against Atletico Madrid, one of the best defensive sides in Europe. That is inspiring!” he said, before adding a cheeky remark at the end, comparing the two of them.
“We are both disciplined athletes at the top of our game!”
You can read the entire interview HERE.