Say it ain’t so! Spanish giants end pursuit of Manchester United forward

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You wouldn’t be surprised if redundancies were announced on Fleet Street after this latest news concerning one of the best football players in the world. After all, journalists are going to have one less thing to write about in the summer, if indeed reports are true that Real Madrid have called off the hunt for Manchester United’s most prized asset.

The Independent reports that we will no longer be bored to tears by stories concerning Cristiano Ronaldo and a potential move to Real Madrid. Despite the player admitting that it his dream to play in the Primera Liga at some stage in his career, president Roman Calderon has said that his club will not be hunting down the player in the manner of a killer whale going after a sealion.

“It is forgotten, not only for January but forever,” said Calderon.

“We would only talk about it if Manchester decide they want to sell him.

“But the matter is over. We talked about it last season. Manchester decided not to sell the player and we don’t want to do anything against a club like Manchester.

“The player decided to stay in Manchester and we accept it.

“Madrid is not doing anything to disturb a ‘friend club’ like Manchester.

“We are two very big clubs. We want to be good friends forever. We are in the same market. I have a lot of respect for Manchester. I have a good relationship with David Gill and I want it to be like that for a long time.”

As a teenager might write, good friends forever LOL! We’re not sure Sir Alex Ferguson looks upon the Spanish champions as anything other than a fierce European rival, who have unsettled the best player he has at the club for many months. Are Manchester United supporters pleased to hear this news, or are they still sceptical that Ronaldo will be around for the long-term?

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