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Fergie: United Fans Will Welcome Ronaldo… Then They Can Boo Him!

Sir Alex Ferguson has rightly claimed that Cristiano Ronaldo will receive a fantastic reception when he comes back to Old Trafford. At times, he has had a difficult relationship with the Real Madrid fans, whilst United fans still sing his name from the stands, this season more than ever since he left in 2009.

“One thing is for sure, he’ll get a great reception when he comes to Old Trafford and when he comes on the pitch,” Ferguson said. “After that, they can boo all they like! United fans have always been that way with players who performed for us. Players who are part of the history of the success of the club are recognised when they come back. We’re proud of the part we played in his career. To get six years out of a boy when he comes at 17 and played for us for six years, we’ve done well. He always had a hankering to go to Madrid in his career and we helped him on that way. It wasn’t disloyalty because I got another year out of him when he wanted to go the previous year. He honoured that and was fantastic for us. He went with our blessing. My way of looking at it is that we were lucky to have him for six years and the United fans would share that.”

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Scott is the editor of Red Matters - 50 Years of Supporting Manchester United and an author of Play Like Fergie's Boys and Not Nineteen Forever. He writes for ESPN, The Metro and Bleacher Report. Follow @R_o_M on Twitter.

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  1. wayne says:

    WeAreUnited all those sad bastards constantly change their names those twats about as pathetic as it gets.There isn’t anything easy or more cowardly than going on a opposing Fans blog pretending to support the team and just spreading negativity
    Since the City game some have never come back(maybe under different names) others Anti Scouser,Joffery the cunt,Diablo breifly.Ninja changed his name to shirt seller,haven’t seen Ice cube or Piablo the gay lover of Diablo
    Just all a bunch of cunts mate

  2. wayne says:

    Pretty sure Daniel88 is a troll or WUM probably one of those cunts under a different name

  3. WeAreUnited says:


    hahah, better to comfront all bravely and admit being wrong, than doing what they do, but they never were true supporters. Trolling guys who enjoyed their stupidness.

    how many times I tried to prove Rooneys worth to us with all kinds of stats him being a big game player, he always SHINJI, tried to explain something, then Rooney played his best game where Iforgave him 99% :P it took a while for me hhaha,

    and I never said I forgave Ronaldo 99% ;P haha, anyway, so we don’t go off topic mate.

    when it comes to United i will stand firm and never say we are damned like many vampire here. It’s a different story when we talk about players, but for ManUtd, bring it! if you dare.

    SHINJIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII, where are yoooooooou? I think antiscouser has said some good stuff after the city game also, but I haven’t followed them closely. well it doesn’t matter for me. Everyone are entitled for their opinion, but when it’s for trolling then the yshould get what they deserve.


  4. wayne says:

    Watching the QPR game saturdays I tape all the prem games,Fabio is QPR’s best defender,sending him on loan is a strange one for me

  5. danielandthebus says:

    Daniel88? That aimed at me or someone with that actual name? In any case, nope not a WUM or a cunt, just someone who shares a different perspective

  6. wayne says:

    Erm unless You’re Daniel 88 then obviously it wasn’t aimed at you,never seen the user name on here but if you can’t separate your name from someone else’s,not sure what to tell you mate,I do understand intelligence is a gift and really do have apathy for simpletons

  7. Arthur "Two Sheds" Jackson says:

    Anyone here still thinks Mourinho has the upper hand versus Pep in the who-gets-to-replace-Fergie sweepstakes? His dropping of Casillas today, in my view, has finished him at Real.

    Now, if by some twist of fate, he does wind up here anyway and, if the reports of Ronaldo wanting to return to Old Trafford are true, Ronaldo and Mourinho reunite here, I might just have to stop following this team–for health reasons. I would probably retch every time I’d see them on the tv screen together.

  8. Ash says:

    Fabio should have never gone to QPR. QPR are bunch of losers. Never liked them. First they didn’t give any chance to macheda. Hardly been selected. Then They sleep for last 3 mins which led city comeback.
    And now Fabio is also not playing regularly. He should have gone to wigan or west brom where he would have been the star like Lukaku is and like cleverly was. I am pretty excited about the henriques loan. Let him to go to wigan and then come back a s a better player,

  9. Costas says:

    @Arthur “Two Sheds” Jackson

    Personally speaking, I wouldn’t say the Casillas decision has changed my opinion of Mouringo for the worst. There have been numerous occasions where Sir Alex has dropped or sold crucial players because he felt they were more trouble than they were worth. Keane, Beckham, Ruud, etc etc. I’d still rather have him than Guardiola. Not that I am discounting Pep, but in my opinion the circumstances were ideal for him at Barcelona (big budget, expensive signings, a family atmposphere, players like Xavi, Iniesta and Messi waiting for him). And he only lasted 4 years. We don’t know how well he would function outside those conditions.

    Not that I am bringing up the Mourinho/Guardiola debate again. If it was up to me, I would look elsewhere for Fergie’s succesor.

  10. King Eric says:

    Morning. Dropping Casillas is seen as a BIG no no by the daft called “Madridstas” He is their golden boy!!

  11. slayer says:

    Recent form of Real Madrid is really unlike the Real Madrid I have seen for many years. But looking at how the team turned into, it really concerns me whether picking Mourinho as the next candidate would be a good choice. Although a dip of form is not always a manager’s fault but it is rather concerning. Pep is also a concern since he has lesser experience and has only managed one team. I would prefer that Pep help out in United as assistant for a year or so besides SAF before judging whether he is a good candidate.

  12. Ash says:

    Real madrid will give their all in champions league as their league campaign is more or less over. Now if they lose to us and get knocked out (Which I think is quite possible) then Jose’s time will be over. As much as I like Ronaldo I really would want that he doesn’t win the champions League with madrid. No one is bigger than Manchester united and neither is Ronaldo.

  13. mara says:

    A meant on your post 18:14

  14. WeAreUnited says:


    got it, same here, I won’t mind a new striker but we have angelo chicha welbz rooney and rvp also will keane coming through, alot of players, but levandowski has experience and maybe he wants to reunite him with kagawa?

    crazy stuff. maybe it would me wiser to buy a midfielder, i dont know anymore

  15. WeAreUnited says:

    SAF about michu

    “Michael Laudrup is cherry-picking [in the market] and the boy Michu was a first-class piece of business,” stated Sir Alex. “Just £2million and I’d never really heard of him. I should have a word with my scouting department!”

  16. fergie is the boss says:

    WeAreUnited – no. he was relying on his 2008 form, I rememeber loads of united fans say we may is well sold him, has he was never the same on the pitch. Look at march april time, against spurs and arsenal, some of the goals going in, he was not tracking back. Against porto at OT, he was fault at a few of the goals


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