And the United boss boasted his better record after he was asked whether he would still be seen as a great manager if he fails to win the Premier League title at Old Trafford. "To the manager that finished fifth?" he asked.
Jose Mourinho cited philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel in his latest weird news conference appearance. "Or information? You never spend time reading, for example, Hegel?"
"I have said many times, for example with myself, I have won at incredible clubs with unbelievable players, but if that had not happened I would not have won titles". If that had not happened, I would not have won titles.
"When you lose 3-0 at home, a team like Manchester United, if you didn't watch the game, you would think it has been a disaster, but it hasn't been at all".
But when asked by La Gazzetta dello Sport if he felt Zidane could replace Mourinho at United, Ronaldo replied: 'I don't know what's happening in Manchester, but wait before criticising Mourinho.
"I had great success last season and that's probably what you (the media) don't want to admit", he insisted. "But I think you've got to have a bit more respect for when they (people like Mourinho) have done the things they have done in the game". When we win we are good, when we don't we are not good.
The Portuguese tasted Serie A success with Intermilan in 2009 and 2010, won the La Liga with Real Madrid in 2012 and also won three Premier League trophies with London based club, Chelsea, besides winning the Portuguese league with Porto two times.
He also called second place last season "one of my greatest achievements".
As chants of "you're not special anymore" came from the away end, United's misery was compounded as reality dawned on everyone in the ground: the Spurs fans were right.
"But there are many many managers who don't win titles who are excellent".