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Real Madrid want player to force Man United’s hand

Do you reckon that the Cristiano Ronaldo ‘situation’ will be resolved by the end of June? It’s not as though the player declaring he wants to leave Manchester United signifies the end of this long-running saga – instead, it just marks a beginning of a chapter which is likely to feature a legal battle between the three parties.

Nevertheless, the Daily Telegraph report that Real Madrid are heartened by the player’s determination to wrest himself away from Old Trafford and have apparently encouraged him to continue throwing his toys out of the pram in order to engineer a move. Will it pay off? Do Man United have any tricks up their sleeve or is player power too great these days?

It is alleged that Real president Roman Calderon and the Bernabeu hierarchy expect further developments this week, perhaps even by Monday, and while they are delighted that the Portuguese wasted no time in fulfilling the first part of his instructions on Thursday evening, The Sunday Telegraph understands they now expect further, steely action from their transfer target in order to help them do the deal.

They basically want him to stamp his feet as loud as he can, something that might not be possible as he’s carrying a foot injury at the moment which could make things even more complicated!

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