The director of Institutional Relations at Real Madrid, Emilio Butragueno, has denied the speculations that Cristiano Ronaldo will be on his way to Manchester United during the upcoming summer transfer window.
A few days ago, the United manager Sir Alex Ferguson had said that he wanted to bring Ronaldo in the United camp for his second tenure. Since then, there were rumours that Ronaldo might take a transfer this summer.
When asked about Ronaldo’s transfer, Butragueno said, “I don’t think there is anything like that. Neither the club nor Ronaldo wants a transfer this summer. We are glad that he is playing for us. He is an ambitious footballer and his contribution for Real Madrid has been immense.”
The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he is extremely happy with the way Cristiano Ronaldo has become one of the best players in the world under his guidance. Ferguson played a huge role in the 18-year-old is becoming one of the best players in the world.
He spent six seasons at Old Trafford before moving to Real Madrid in a world record transfer fee of £ 80 million. It is expected that Real Madrid will not be willing to sell the player unless they receive a bid in excess of £ 100 million. There are very few clubs in the world capable of playing such an extravagant amount, and the archrivals of Manchester United – Manchester City – is one of them.
The Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he will not be leaving the Spanish club at the end of the season, while also saying that he wants to see out his contract. Ronaldo has a contract with the club until the end of the 2015 season.
Recently, he admitted that he was sad at the club, but failed to disclose the reasons. He has been linked with a move to several clubs like Manchester United and Paris St Germain in the last few months. Ahead of the tie with Manchester United, Ferguson spoke about the possibility of Ronaldo returning to Old Trafford permanently.
The Southampton defender Jose Fonte has said that he feels that the record signing for the club – Gaston Ramirez – is someone who is extremely similar to Cristiano Ronaldo.
The Southampton defender has been able to compare the South American with the Portuguese international due to the fact that he played with the 27-year-old Portuguese when he was at the Sporting Lisbon academy. Jose Fonte and Cristiano Ronaldo both graduated from the Sporting Lisbon academy, and he feels that the midfielder Gaston Ramirez is demonstrating the same talent and potential he saw within Ronaldo.
Real Madrid has defeated Celta Vigo in a La Liga match played at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Madrid won the match by 2-0. This was the fourth win for Madrid in the ongoing La Liga. With the help of this comfortable victory, Madrid has now moved up to no. 4 in the points table with 14 points in 8 matches.
On the other hand, Celta Vigo lost its fifth match in the tournament. Celta has managed to win only three out of the eight matches that the team has played in the ongoing La Liga so far. Celta is currently placed at no. 13 in the points table with 9 points in 8 matches.
The Real Madrid defender Alvaro Arbeloa has said that he has not noticed any change with respect to the attitude of the star Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese international has been making a lot of noises that he is not happy at the club.
He has said that money is not the reason for this sadness. He has attributed a lot of professional reasons for his current sadness, which is causing a lot of unrest within the squad. Real Madrid have made a very bad start to the season and already find themselves eight points behind the leaders Barcelona even at this early stage of the season.
Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he wants the Brazilian footballer Kaká to stay at the club. Kaká and Cristiano Ronaldo were the high-profile signings for the club three seasons ago, with both players being brought to the club for around relatively the same amount of money.
However, the impact they have had to the club has been extremely different. While Kaka has struggled with a lot of injuries and lack of form, Cristiano Ronaldo has been absolutely brilliant in this last three seasons. The Portuguese attacker has been constantly improving, while Kaka has been constantly going downhill.
It has been rumoured that Kaká as likely to be sold in the summer by the manager José Mourinho in order to raise funds for the arrival of Luka Modric.
Argentine legend Diego Maradona, who regarded as one of the best footballers in the world, has said that he feels Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi is a much better player than Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Both the players have been going to extreme lengths in search of the glory with the respective club teams. Messi has managed to consistently outshined Cristiano Ronaldo in the last few seasons, which has also seen him lift the much coveted FIFA Ballon d'Or award three times in succession. Even though the Portuguese has won the title once, it has been quite a while since he has achieved this personal accolade.
Match winner, Cristiano Ronaldo, hailed his Portuguese teammates’ character, after they booked their place in the semi-finals with a 1-0 win against a stubborn Czech Republic side.
Despite dominating for much of the game, the Portuguese failed to find a way past Petr Cech in the opposing goal; he stopped everything that came his way for nearly 80 minutes, occasionally with the help of his woodwork.
Ronaldo proved to be the deciding factor in the game, however, heading home a 79th minute winner to send his side into the final-four.
The Real Madrid star followed up from his brace against Holland in Portugal’s final group game with his third goal of the tournament, finding space in the area to smash home an unstoppable header.
It was bad day on top of bad day for Cristiano Ronaldo. Many can point fingers at his extremely poor performance in this close Group B win for Portugal. During the game Denmark fans continued to chant Lionel Messi's name at Ronaldo. It did not seem to make a difference at all, as the issues seemed to come from inside Ronaldo.
After the game, a poorly conceived comment to the press may have been the final straw in an already terrible day for Cristiano Ronaldo. The exact quote is as follows...
“You know where [Messi] was at this time [last year]? Do you know? He was being eliminated in the Copa America, in his own country," Ronaldo said at the post-game press conference. "I think that's worse, no? “