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Real Madrid Run Scared Over Ronaldo

After his incredible season, we had to know there was going to be no escaping the transfer rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with Real Madrid.

Both the club and the player haven’t helped to squash the speculation, with both seemingly having something to say about the issue every other day. So yesterday, United decided to take things in to their own hands, and threatened reporting Real Madrid to FIFA.

“Manchester United has watched with growing irritation the comments attributed to Real Madrid over their alleged desire to sign Cristiano Ronaldo,” read the official statement on the club’s website. “The facts are: The player is on a long-term contract and his registration is held by Manchester United. The player is not for sale. The club will have no alternative but to report Real Madrid to the world governing body, Fifa, if it continues to behave in this totally unacceptable fashion.”

Have Real Madrid changed their tune? Of course. Apparently, they’re our best mates now!

Earlier this morning, club president, Ramon Calderon, released a statement on their website. “We haven’t done, nor will we do anything against the wishes of a club that we consider a friend like Manchester United,” Calderon said. “Our relationship with Manchester is magnificent and we will not do anything that would violate the will of a team, just as we would not like that done to us. We know Manchester doesn’t want to sell and we have nothing to say.”

Hours later, Calderon reinforced this point when talking to Sky Sports News. “We have not interfered with Manchester United’s contract agreement with Cristiano Ronaldo,” he said. “We’re sorry that Manchester United – a club with which we have an excellent relationship – is annoyed with us because Real Madrid have nothing to do with that aspect. I want to clear this up with him and assure him we are not going to influence any player to break a contractual relationship. We are not going to start a conflict. If a club doesn’t want to sell a player, why would we insist that they do sell him?”

Will this spell the end of the rumours linking Ronaldo to Real Madrid?

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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. Rollesxz says:

    Yes that is nice op u ar alright wit that bt let wait on what the boy wi say. from nigeria

  2. John says:


    otherwise he should just go now. we dont want anyone who isnt 100% for the team!

    all this “i might stay, i might leave” crap is annoying. 2 weeks to make his mind up??? thats a joke. his mind should be made up already. and it should be red!

  3. Rahul 7 says:

    i sure hope so.

  4. Matt says:

    Ronaldo isn’t daft. He is negotiating a new contract. Why would he play all his cards now and say he is staying? That would mean he gets less.

    Simple as that reallly

  5. eddidaz says:

    Fair enough if he wants to consider his options, but I hope he stays and fully dedicates himself to the club like so many other great players have.

    I’m praying this doesn’t go downhill into a RVN type scenario.

  6. jsos says:

    how much are we lovin watching Real backpedal lol

  7. Jak says:

    Scott, you left out a key phrase from Calderon: ” It’s a problem between the player and his team,.” Calderon is talking out of both sides of his big fat mouth. While appearing to placate United, he’s still trying to stir the pot. Bastard.

  8. luke says:

    Manchester united are our friend??!? i want nothing to dow ith those low life scum and would definetly not consider them as a frnd of manchester united unless u define a frnd as sum1 who says he’s ur frnd before stickin a 12 inch knife in your back

  9. John says:

    between them and chavski. no morals!

  10. Anant says:

    schuster talks about ronaldo as if he’s already signed for them . bastard! . he’ll have to prove himself in spain , it wont be so easy blah blah ….

  11. james f says:

    Schuster has to deal with his pathetic little team if he doesn’t want to be sacked in February, after being eliminated once again from the later stages of the Champions League.

  12. suhayl says:

    anant luke and esp on guys…the gits till stirring it even now…true trying to placet us whilst saying..its a problem between ron and us….he is Trying to create a rift andargument between RON and SAf and Carlos and our club..hence trying to get his end away

    fucking cunt


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