Watch 'Cristiano Ronaldo – Footballing Superstar' on ITV4

On Tuesday 1st October, watch the premiere of ITV's new documentary on superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, acknowledged by many to be the best footballer on the planet.

Ronaldo signed for Manchester United a decade ago as the (indirect) replacement for another icon, David Beckham. A callow, skinny teenager, he arrived from Sporting in his native Portugal with bags of potential and little knowledge of the English game. Since then he has become a global superstar, with the silverware and pricetag to match his extraordinary self-confidence.

The documentary features insightful contributions from Rio Ferdinand, Phil Neville, Sir Alex Ferguson, Arsene Wenger, Sid Lowe and Ronaldo himself.

Watch 'Cristiano Ronaldo – Footballing Superstar' on ITV4 on Tuesday 1st October at 10pm.

The boy wonder: Ronaldo at Manchester Airport in 2003, the year he signed for Sir Alex Ferguson. Credit: PA