Sir Alex Ferguson might rate Carlos Tevez more highly that Cristiano Ronaldo this season, yet he has dismissed rumours linking the Portuguese forward to Spanish club Real Madrid. The winger was recently quoted as saying he would one day like to play in Spain, which fuelled speculation that a summer transfer could be on the cards. However, The Guardian report that the United manager has had a good chuckle about this.
“I anticipated this,” United’s manager said. “It happens every year in the new year and you can expect some sort of speculation. The thing with this is, Real are supposed to have spoken to us, and [the chief executive] David Gill is supposed to have spoken to them, but that’s just a lie.
“We’ve never spoken to them and they have never spoken to us. It’s mischievous to the best part, but I just dismiss it because it is nonsense. Who wouldn’t be interested in Ronaldo?
“Everyone is trying to play a game, make speculation, but it’s the name of the game with Manchester United and we’re not making any moves at all.”
Yes, that’s right, everyone else apart from Manchester United are playing games but you could never accuse Sir Alex Ferguson of being linked with tapping up players or starting mind games with opposition managers, oh no.