Man Utd boss Ferguson: Ronaldo never going to Real Madrid

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says there was no chance of Real Madrid signing Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson says there was no chance of Real Madrid signing Cristiano Ronaldo last summer.

He told L'Equipe: “First, you have to listen to the will of the player.

“If two clubs came to offer £100million for Cristiano and Cristiano wants to go to Madrid, do you think I could make him sign for the other club? You think I could go against his wishes? All I can do is advise him. But all this makes sense only if we are ready to sell Cristiano for £100m.

“We have already sold players to Madrid: Heinze, Beckham, Van Nistelrooy. We sold them those players because we wanted to. We didn’t sell Cristiano because we didn’t want to. It’s just a business question, not an ethical question.

“I won’t let my personal feelings influence my decision making.”

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