Manchester United enjoyed their second most successful season in the club’s entire history before the summer started, claiming the league and European Cup double.

Instead of the press lauding over our great success, the back pages have been filled with talk of Cristiano Ronaldo instead. The will-he-won’t-he saga concerning his move to Real Madrid has left even the most dedicated Ronaldo fan bored to tears.

Today, Rio Ferdinand has spoken out about his frustration over Ronaldo stealing the limelight this summer, whilst conceding the winger will be welcomed back at the club by the players.

“This summer, given the season we’ve just had, should have been a time to think about our achievements,” Ferdinand said. “In the end that became impossible because of the stuff going on with Cristiano. The players can’t wait to see him back. There won’t be any problems between Cristiano and the rest of the squad because we have always stood by what Sir Alex Ferguson has said all along – Cristiano will be a United player next season. Cristiano is a great guy. He never has any problems with anyone in the squad and I’m sure that will be the same when he comes back through the door.”