Try telling that to Sir Alex Ferguson who last week described the Spanish club’s actions as immoral, due to their persistence in trying to land Cristiano Ronaldo. However, once again, Real have held their hands up and claimed there is no wrongdoing on their part. Sky Sports report a clear attempt by the Primera Liga champions to smooth things over with their English counterparts, while cheekily maintaining that the Red Devils number seven has a problem at Old Trafford!
“We haven’t done, nor will we do anything against the wishes of a club that we consider a friend like Manchester United,” Ramon Calderon said on the club’s official website.
“Our relationship with Manchester is magnificent and we will not do anything that would violate the will of a team, just as we would not like that done to us.
“We know Manchester doesn’t want to sell and we have nothing to say. It’s a problem between the player and his team.”
Indeed, such a ‘problem’ will continue to exist until Cristiano Ronaldo pins his colours to the mast, something he seems reluctant to do right now, probably at the behest of his agent. As already predicted, COS reckon the player will stay at United for one more season in an attempt to help retain the Champions League trophy, before heading off for sunny Spain (where he’ll get the ball and score again).