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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo Roar his way to Madrid !

Let Me Go To Real Madrid !!!
Manchester United have taken the unusual step of reporting Real Madrid to FIFA for what they see as the continued courting of Cristiano Ronaldo.The double winners want closure on the issue, 13 days after warning the Spanish club to stay silent on the subject of the 23-year-old Portugal winger or else.United believe Real have failed to comply, resulting in a complaint to world football's governing body.A FIFA spokesman said: "I can confirm that we have received an official request from Manchester United to look into the matter."We have only just received the documents so we need some time to analyse them before we can make any decision."United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has already voiced his disliking of Real's public pursuit of Ronaldo, pointing out their major domestic rivals, Barcelona, refrain from public expressions of admiration for other clubs' players.He is adamant Ronaldo neither wants to, nor will be leaving Old Trafford this summer.

A statement on their website, read: "On 27 May, Manchester United made clear its intention to report Real Madrid to FIFA if it continued to involve itself in the future of Cristiano Ronaldo."Unfortunately, Real Madrid has not kept its own counsel and the club feels it has no alternative but to make a formal complaint to the world governing body, which it has done today."The precise content and nature will remain confidential."On that date, coach Bernd Schuster said Ronaldo was his club's number one summer transfer target.The Portugal winger scored 42 goals last season and was named Player of the Year by both the Professional Footballers' Association and the Football Writers' AssociationSchuster is an admirer of arguably the world's finest player and said: "There are other players we have been looking at but everything has slowed down a little due to all this Cristiano Ronaldo business, seeing as he is the big priority for the club.

"The English way has been a perfect education for a player with such exceptional individual talent."There he has learned to enjoy his football as a complete professional. This means we would get a Cristiano who would arrive here with his lessons learned."Ronaldo has continued to send out mixed messages about his future after helping United win the Champions League and retain their Barclays Premier League title.He recently told Brazilian website Terra: "I would like to play for Real Madrid - but only if it is true they are ready to pay what Manchester United ask of them. However, it does not depend on me."The Portugal international then vowed not to discuss the subject further until after Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland, where he is representing his country.United's action is bound to dismay Real as only last week, president Ramon Calderon insisted his club would never risk their relationship with them by trying to unsettle Ronaldo.

"We can't do anything if the club that owns him don't want to sell," he told Marca."We would never (approach a player under contract) as this is not the policy of Real Madrid, and especially not with a club who we are such good friends with."However Calderon's comments would appear to have cut little ice with United, who are now looking for a positive response from FIFA.A Real spokesperson said: "We know nothing of this matter at this time and we have no comment to make on the topic."

Man Utd's Ronaldo refusing to take Fergie calls - June 08, 2008

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is struggling to make contact with Cristiano Ronaldo.

The News of the World says Fergie is desperate to speak to him in a bid to convince him to stay in England. But the longer Ronaldo blanks his boss, the less chance Ferguson has of changing his mind.

A source close to the United manager said: "Alex has been on the phone almost non-stop from France where he's on holiday because he HAS to speak to Ronaldo.

"But he can't get him to the phone. He's left message after message but Ronaldo point- blank refuses to speak to him.

"There is a complete breakdown in the relationship now. Fergie is angry that his calls are not getting through and Ronaldo is furious that the Glazers said he could rot in the stands if he decides to go to Madrid.

"The club will do everything in their power to keep Ronaldo but it seems like Fergie is facing a losing battle at the moment."

Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, is also reported to be blanking furious United chief executive David Gill.

Ronaldo brother expects Real Madrid move - June 08, 2008

The brother of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo is convinced he is on his way to Real Madrid.
"He wants to play for Real Madrid next season," Hugo Santos Aveiro told LaSexta. "From now or within one or two years he will go to Real Madrid.

"Personally, I'd like it, I'd love it."

Liverpool chief Parry enjoys Ronaldo dig at Man Utd - June 08, 2008

Liverpool chief Rick Parry couldn't resist a dig at Manchester United counterpart David Gill at last week's Premier League summit.
The People says when talk turned to servicing debt, Gill pointed out how bad the situation is at Real Madrid. Parry, mindful of the Spaniards' pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo, quipped: "And it's about to get £70million worse!"

Real Madrid want Ronaldo to demand Man Utd transfer - June 09, 2008

Real Madrid want Cristiano Ronaldo to slap in a transfer request at Manchester United immediately after Euro2008.

The Sun says the Spanish giants want him to deliver the ultimatum to Manchester United before jetting off on holiday.

Ronaldo, 23, has continued his cat-and-mouse game with United. When he was asked about his future the winger said: "I don't know - but my future is good. My focus is only to play well in the Euro. After the Euro I'll talk."

Real followed the same strategy when they nabbed Zinedine Zidane from Juventus for a world record £47million fee seven years ago.

If the plan fails, Real will expect Ronaldo to go on strike.

Man Utd warn Ronaldo's agent about Real Madrid treatment - June 08, 2008

Manchester United have warned Cristiano Ronaldo's agent it won't be in his best interests to help the Portuguese move to Real Madrid.

The People says United believe it's in the best interests of Jorge Mendes himself for Ronaldo to remain at Old Trafford for the time being at least.

Although the Lisbon based adviser would have the biggest ever pay day earned by an agent if Madrid forked out the £75million United would demand, he knows he could lose his client.

The way Madrid operate they would take all of Ronaldo's image rights stripping Mendes of any real power in terms of negotiating on behalf of his player

Man Utd ready to suspend Ronaldo without pay - June 09, 2008

Manchester United are ready to play tough with Cristiano Ronaldo if he attempts to go on strike.

The Sunday Mirror says Old Trafford bosses will get tough in their fight to keep the Portuguese boy wonder out of the clutches of Real Madrid.

Claims from Madrid that Ronaldo will go on strike to force his £70million move to the Bernabeu sparked a damning response from Old Trafford. A United source said: "If Cristiano decides to go on strike the club would have no hesitation in suspending him and stopping his wages with immediate effect.

"We hope it won't come to this."

Heinze urges Man Utd's Ronaldo to take Real Madrid option - June 09, 2008

Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze has urged former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo to join him in Spain.
He said: "I don't think Ronaldo will get any better as a footballer. He's already next to God in his ability!

"If I had to pay for one player I would choose him.

"In Madrid we'd welcome him with open arms. I don't think he'd have problems adapting to any team in the world. Players of his quality fit in anywhere."

Ferdinand: Ronaldo won't leave Man Utd - June 09, 2008

Rio Ferdinand is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will stay with Manchester United.
Speaking in a Sky Sports News exclusive from a charity visit to Nigeria, he said he would love to see Ronaldo repeat what he has done this season next term.

Asked if he was worried that Ronaldo might leave, he replied: "Not really - I don't think Manchester United are noted as a selling club really.

"I saw an interview with the manager the other day and I think we only really sell players that we want to sell and I wouldn't put Ronnie in that category.

"At the end of the day he is a Man United player and long may that continue," he said, adding he thought it was imperative that the club keeps him.

"I want him to be my team-mate because he is a fantastic footballer and that means we are going to be that bit more successful if we have got him in our ranks.

"As I said, I would love him to stay but I am not the man who makes the decisions at the club.

"So we are just like the fans really, we read the papers and listen to the TV and stuff and we'll watch this space but I'm sure he will be a Man United player next season."

Ferdinand says whatever decision manager Sir Alex Ferguson makes, he will have the full backing of the players.

He said: "The manager is first-class in these situations and he's had massive decisions to make in the past.

"I'll be honest with you, whatever the manager goes with I think the players will be standing 100 per cent behind him because his experience is telling obviously and when he makes a decision, invariably they are on the button so whatever he makes his mind up with, we are there behind him."