Real Madridâ€™s expected new president Florentino Perez seems ready to turn things around for Los Blancos. Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s name is included in Madridâ€™s transfer list and reports suggest that everything looks set for the World Player of the Year to create a big surprise and quit Old Trafford for the Bernabeu.
It is said that Cristiano Ronaldo has not only signed a pre-contract with Real Madrid, but that he is also following intensive Spanish lessons.
However, Manchester Unitedâ€™s old Scottish boss Sir Alex Ferguson has put all these rumours behind by praising his talismanic number 7 player. Speaking in an interview with CNN, Fergie said:
“I think that he’s had temptations and I think there have been periods when you’ve seen the effect of it [on the pitch],”
“He’s lucky in the sense that people here can tell him the truth and be straight with him and he appreciates that, and he has responded to that.
“If it stays with him and changes him as a person then you have a problem.”
“Fortunately Ronaldo has good human qualities. He’s a good guy.
“He knows when he’s gone too far and he draws back in after that.”
Liverpoolâ€™s Fernando Torres also spoke about this â€œRonaldo affairâ€. After ruling himself out from a possible switch to Real Madrid, the striker also tipped Ronaldo to remain at Manchester United at least for the near future.
â€œPersonally, I do not see him playing outside of the Premier League anytime soon, especially since Manchester United are doing so phenomenally well,â€ Torres revealed talking about Cristiano Ronaldo.
â€œBesides, nowadays, any player would fit in better at Barcelona because of their style of football. But as we all know, this changes from one season to another.â€
Indeed, things changes from one season to another… can this even mean that Cristiano Ronaldoâ€™s presence in the United squad will only be a thing of the past come next year?
Written by: Angela Asante