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Ferguson wanted Man Utd to demand £150M from Real Madrid for Ronaldo

Former Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson admits he wanted £150 million from Real Madrid for Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ferguson said that given Real's willingness to pay £85m for Tottenham's Gareth Bale, he believes that the Spanish giants would have happily paid £150m for Ronaldo.

He is quoted in AS as saying: "I told David Gill to ask for £150m. Perez would have paid.

"The only thing that hurt me, and I said this repeatedly to David Gill, was that we didn't demand enough.

"I told David, 'Ask for £150m'.

"He said, 'Don't be silly. They'll never pay £150m'.

"I said, 'Ask for it because he's worth it'.

"We signed the deal. I think it cost £80m or so but I'll always wonder what Mr Perez would have said if we'd asked for £150m."

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