PIERS MORGAN has revealed the texts he shared with Cristiano Ronaldo after the star’s hat-trick against Tottenham.
Manchester United’s Portuguese forward added his 805th, 806th and 807th goals in the 3-2 win to move past Josef Bican in Fifa's official goals list.
The striker, left out of the derby defeat to Man City last week, was at his incredible best to earn United a much-needed three points.
It was only his second ever hat-trick for the Red Devils and his first since his treble in a 6-0 win over Newcastle United in January 2008.
After his stunning exploits downed Spurs, Sun columnist Piers a die-hard Arsenal supporter, declared that the former Real Madrid and Juventus man was undoubtedly the greatest player of all-time.
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And he also revealed that he sent him a message after his treble and received a hilarious response.
Writing in his column, Piers said: “Today, I texted him to ask him to sum up in one word why he’s the GOAT.
“‘I need three words,’ he replied. ‘More than special one, I’m 'The Only One.’ Then he sent two laughing emojis.
“I could almost hear him chuckling – and winking – out of my phone.
"But he’s right. As we saw yesterday, Cristiano Ronaldo’s now out on his own as the greatest footballer to ever play the game.”
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Ronaldo’s return to his scintillating top form and the victory for United are a major confidence booster ahead of their Champions League clash with Atletico Madrid.
The LaLiga giants head to Old Trafford for the second leg of the last-16 tie tomorrow with the scores tied at 1-1.
And no doubt Ronaldo will be chomping at the bit to produce more heroics to fire the Red Devils into the quarter-finals.
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