EXCLUSIVE: “I wouldn’t join City whilst Fergie is still around”

Cristiano Ronaldo’s future has made it’s way into all the papers recently since it was reported that he is unhappy at Real Madrid. He has already responded to the rumours by saying it isn’t because of money, but simply because of professional reasons. The only issue for Ronaldo if he does want to leave Madrid is who is going to be able to afford him.

He joined Madrid from Manchester United for £80m back in the summer of 2009 and Real Madrid won’t want to sell him for anything less than that. One club that could afford the transfer fee and Ronaldo’s wages are current premiership champions, Manchester City, however, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he would never betray Sir Alex Ferguson by joining Manchester City whilst Ferguson was still at Man United.

A source close to Ronaldo, 27, said: “Cristiano has always been close to Alex Ferguson and even now they still talk. Cristiano simply would not risk hurting him by joining Ferguson’s immediate rivals.”

Ronaldo recently spelt out just what Ferguson meant to him.

He said: “When I arrived at United I was 18 and Sir Alex was like a father to me. He taught me many things. I worked with him for six years and he is a great human, a great coach. Sir Alex and Jose Mourinho are the two best coaches in the world.”


Alex William Batt


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