Ferguson takes Ronaldo move in his stride.
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson says he was resigned to seeing Cristiano Ronaldo leave Old Trafford.
The 24-year-old Portuguese winger is poised to complete a record £80m move to Real Madrid, with reports suggesting the deal has long been in place.
And Ferguson, who is on holiday in the south of France, told the Mail on Sunday: “He wanted to leave, it is as simple as that.
“He was going to go some time. We’ve done well to keep him for so long.” (BBC Sport)
To be honest I was waiting for Sir Alex to come out on the offensive and attack the manner in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Real Madrid disrespected the Premier League champions and engineered a move, but it appears that Ferguson has decided to turn the other cheek on the matter.
Given that preening diver had repeatedly, and I mean on hundreds of occasions, stated that he was not going to leave the club for Real Madrid, and then basically tried to make it happen last summer and finally got his way I would have expected the United boss to unleash a verbal volley on the Portuguese International but I think it shows a certain amount of class from the Scotsman that he has decided to let it slide.
In my opinion the club have done great out of the deal and in many ways they made the most of an impossible situation. The amount of Man United fans I know who literally could not stand Cristiano is huge and they can now all breath a collective sigh of relief now he’s gone. Can you imagine just how unbearable he would have been had he not gone this summer!
There is no doubting his abilities on the pitch but for many he will be remembered far more for his petulant attitude and his self loving and for that alone he had to go.