PFA chief Gordon Taylor has blasted Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo.

Taylor also hit out at the role new Chelsea boss Luiz Felipe Scolari is believed to have played in unsettling Ronaldo.

After Ronaldo publicly stated he wants a move to Real, Taylor has advised the Portuguese star to stay put.

The union chief said: "This is a messy situation being played out in public and that is not what we want to see.

"No player can just decide he wants to go when he is under contract and I don't see why United should be expected to let Cristiano go.

"It's a bit ironic that Scolari seems to have advised Cristiano to join Madrid, knowing that he is going to be manager of Chelsea - the plot thickens."