London, Mar 28 : Manchester United coach Alex Ferguson has said that star striker Cristiano Ronaldo will never be as good as him.
Ferguson jokingly pointed out that he once bagged an impressive tally 45 goals in 51 games while playing for Dunfermline 42 years ago.
Ronaldo has overtaken several Old Trafford heroes already this season by notching up a staggering 34 goals. United fans are wondering whether he could reach Denis Law's total of 46 set in 1963-64.
Ronaldo has another 12 games left in the current season, if he plays every match and Manchester United reach the Champions League final.
Ronaldo was compared to the legendary George Best after he went past his record last week.
"When George played as a winger I don't think he ever stayed still. He roamed from side to side - he played on the right, the left and through the middle," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.
"I've looked at Best's goals and a lot of Cristiano's are similar. He starts from wide positions before cutting inside. The boy's in tremendous form right now," he added.
And Ferguson also feels there are similarities between Ronaldo and another world great footballer - Diego Maradona.