Heinze can't see Real Madrid signing Man Utd's Ronaldo

Real Madrid defender Gabriel Heinze believes it would be difficult for the Spanish giants to prise Cristiano Ronaldo away from Manchester United while Sir Alex Ferguson is still in charge at Old Trafford.

Media speculation in Spain continues to link the newly-crowed Primera Liga champions with Ronaldo, who has enjoyed a remarkable season with the Red Devils, who could yet complete a Premier League and Champions

League double.

"I talk with him (Ronaldo) all the time and I tell him how great this club is and the nice things that Madrid has, but I know that is very difficult for him to come because he has a coach who had trust in him when he was younger,"

Heinze told Radio Marca.

"Whilst Ferguson is at United it is very difficult. He is a fundamental part of their plans."

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