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Ronaldo Is Just Hilarious – Loves To Play In White

Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to confirm that he is staying at Manchester United next season, following weeks of speculation linking him to Real Madrid.

A fortnight ago, Sir Alex Ferguson asked Ronaldo to appear at a press conference, pledging his future to the club, but the player declined Fergie’s suggestion.

With quotes turning up on Brazilian websites saying he is going, whilst his own mother insists he is staying, there is an awful amount of confusion surrounding Ronaldo’s situation.

I asked yesterday whether people were still supporting Portugal in Euro 2008, following his goal and assist against the Czech Republic last night. A surprising 75% said that they were.

However, Ronaldo’s comments in an interview after the victory might be enough to change people’s minds.

“I like a white kit,” he said to the reporters, who all thought they may have an exclusive. “The white kit of the national team that is.”

He’s taking the piss now. If he his heart is decided on Real Madrid, then he should sit down in front of the World’s cameras and reporters and say that is where he will be playing next season. However, if he isn’t certain, he should shut the fuck up, because he isn’t endearing himself to United fans at all.

When the rest of this country ripped him to shreds, we championed the player. His name was always cheered most loudly when the team list was read out, to stifle the boos. We sang his name week in week out. Yet here he is, having a laugh and a joke about his potential move to Real Madrid.

With FIFA not supporting our claim to block the transfer, it seems as though we really are going to have to wait in limbo until the end of the tournament. It is an entirely frustrating situation, but I am trying to remain as neutral as possible.

Whether Ronaldo is here next season or not, my feelings for him will never be the same. Some fans can welcome these kind of players back in to their hearts after messing the club about, but that is not the United way. The affection we had for Ronaldo has clearly diminished and I can’t see how he could ever entirely win the fans over again.

If he is to stay here next season, I won’t be complaining. He’s the best player in the World afterall. But he’ll never go down as a United legend, which he claimed he wanted to do a fortnight ago, but United legends never disrespected the fans in the way he has us this summer.

It’s a sad state of affairs when I’m agreeing with that Arsenal muppet Ian Wright, but sadly, that is what Ronaldo has pushed me to. Ronaldo is becoming a bit of an embarrassment, and I’m not sure for how much longer we can stand it.

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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. UnitedTillIDie says:

    Whether he stays or goes, he’s certainly taking the piss now.

    Vile person, fantastic player.

  2. Karan says:

    I keep getting the feeling that he’s messing around with Real, not with us. He’s might’ have had a private talk with SAF and CQ and he’s just taking the piss to Madrid.

    I’ve always been a dreamer….

  3. goooooooonah says:

    a man utd maan talking sense? am i hearing thing!?

    interesting read.

  4. OP says:

    I have to say it does look more like he is taking the piss out of Real and not united

  5. Nik says:

    Does anyone really think that if he came out and said he was staying with us that would be the end of it? All the press woudl just point to what happened after Becks said he was staying.

  6. Reddddddd says:

    He is really really really really taking the piss now. I have posted so many times on the forum linked to this site, and everyone has been sticking up for him!!!

    Where are the reds I sit next to at Old Trafford? Where are the lads from Urmston and Salford??

    Ronaldo is an absolute wanker. HOW DARE HE DISRESPECT THE CLUB LIKE THIS??????

    I like the white kit. twat.

  7. Jimmybob says:

    I’m fed up of it all , at the end of the day he has a 4 year contract and well decide if we sell him or not

    have to say he had another great game yday

  8. denton davey says:

    Let’s not be too hasty .

    Consider, first, that this kid is in the spotlight 24/7 so he’s obviously used to being “used” by the media. And probably enjoys “winking” at them, too.

    Consider, second, that he has signed an iron-clad agreement to be at OldTrafford for the next four years.

    Consider, third, that he has ALWAYS spoken reverently about the care and compassion shown to him by SAF and CQ.

    Consider, fourth, that the “rumours” about the Nike connection (for a CR7 collection of sporting apparel) is probably worth waaaaay more money to him than any fees that Real Madrid could (or would) pay for him.

    Consider, fifth, that if he goes to Madrid then he loses his “image rights” which in our globablized ecomomy would be worth untold millions.

    And, finally, consider, sixth, that he has a better chance of winning trophies with this NewUntied team than with the fascists. And, in the globablized world of hype, winning is the only thing that matters.

    Yes, he’s a great player – so far he’s been terrific at the EuroFootie shampionship, scoring one goal and being directly involved in four others.

    BUt, for all that, he was the fourth “most valuable player” for UTD last year because in my opinion Rio, Vidic, and Rooney were “more valuable”.

    So, if the stories are true and he is on his way out then the ABU glee at the end of a “one man team” are likely to be rather similar to Mark Twain’s obituary !

  9. UnitedRay says:

    Seriously guys, my heart is already telling me he’ll leave.
    Pls brace urself for it.
    Anyway its like continuing to date a girl who you suspect will ditch you for that rich handsome hunk in her office. You just prayed that she’ll one day realise you’re the best she could every have but is Manchester United as low as this? We’ve got to deserve better!
    Let’s not behave like the dippers. Embracing their Stevie G once he finished flirting with the idea of joining Chelski. Let’s just kick Ronaldo out!

  10. Adam says:

    Yeah, I thought it was funny and he was taking the piss out of Real Madrid, that’s how I took it anyways.

  11. riz says:

    to be fair to the boy, the journalist tricked him by asking him if he liked playing in Portugal’s white away shirt and all these quotes are taken out context, like in most of his interviews.

    This is the original interview according to a portuguese site:
    Marca: “Cristiano, well done on you victoy. The white shirt bought you luck. Do you like playing in the white shirt?”

    Ronaldo: “Yes I do, for Portugal that is. For Manchester, I prefer red”

  12. Ron says:

    I still support him in the ERUO. I have a feeling like many have said – just him having a little fun. Its fuck with the Media and the Spainish pricks day. Answer questions but dont answer them. Let them think he wants to leave etc…Dont worry folks he will not being leaving us.

  13. Joe Ekesi says:

    Ronaldo go fuck yourself! I bet you know that we could create a better you from Nani,its just an issue of time. U weren’t a quarter of what nani is today when you came to the EPL. Just stop spitting in the face of all your team mates that had selflessly work towards your new found fame. u r just too bitchy and maybe we should remind you about the kind of disciplinarian Sir Alex is and would always be. Just ask Becks.Our bench are too much a honour for you next season. buzz off!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Nani and giggs its time to prove to the world why United is truly a world class club (Its ability to re – invent itself.)

  14. Gary says:

    How do people make out hes taking the piss out of Madrid saying that? Iv had enought of this now, Ronaldo better be gone by the start of the season, I wont boo him if hes still here because that does no one any good, but I certainly wont cheer for him either

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