Following the harrassment Manchester United faced from Real Madrid in regards to Cristiano Ronaldo, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed he wouldn’t even sell a virus to the Spanish club. They have clearly rubbed him up the wrong way in their conduct towards Ronaldo, meaning our manager is less inclined to let The Best Player In The World join them.
Our manager has today explained why the likes of David Beckham, Ruud van Nistelrooy and Gabriel Heinze were allowed to sign for Real Madrid, and why we would let him go for £100 million.
“First, you have to listen to the will of the player,” said Ferguson. “If two clubs came to offer £100million for Cristiano and Cristiano wants to go to Madrid, do you think I could make him sign for the other club? You think I could go against his wishes? All I can do is advise him. But all this makes sense only if we are ready to sell Cristiano for £100m. We have already sold players to Madrid: Heinze, Beckham, Van Nistelrooy. We sold them those players because we wanted to. We didn’t sell Cristiano because we didn’t want to. It’s just a business question, not an ethical question. I won’t let my personal feelings influence my decision making.”