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Judgement day looming for Man United and Real Madrid

Like a journeyman poker player, Cristiano Ronaldo has been keeping his cards close to his chest in recent weeks with regard to his future. However, it appears that Manchester United will be put out of their misery this weekend, according to the Press Association.

Portugal are now out of Euro 2008 after being unable to defend set pieces and this means that the long-running saga of whether the Red Devils number seven will stick around at Old Trafford or be wearing the white of Real Madrid will finally be resolved. Let’s hear it Cristiano:

“In two or three days’ time I will announce my future because the tournament is over for me,” he said in Portuguese after the game.

Ronaldo added: “I have to speak to Manchester United and we will see. I will talk to them and see what happens.”

He told reporters: “Everyone knows what I want but in the next two or three days you’ll have something new.”

Asked about a move to Madrid, Ronaldo replied: “The possibilities to go are great, but as I have always said it doesn’t always depend on me. I have many desires and in the next few days they will become clear.”

Oh to be a fly on the wall when Ronaldo comes face-to-face with Sir Alex Ferguson, if indeed he plans to return to Manchester. To be fair to the lad, he knows how to create maximum intrigue, it’s almost as if he’s trying to build a brand or something?!

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