The former Ireland international has played against the Portuguese five times, each time for Reading FC against Manchester United, and admits that the only regret he has is not giving him a shot.
“Maybe it was his presence that put me off. It was also a long time ago, without VAR, so I could have gotten out of it. I still regret today that I didn't hit him, but at the same time he had a certain aura," he added.
“When you are next to Ronaldo, you will understand what I mean. He has a great presence. I remember playing against him and thinking, okay, I have my chance to throw him off, but I didn't. I could have done it, but I didn't," he said in an interview with the UK portal OTB Sports.
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