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Real Madrid coach Ancelotti desperate to keep Ronaldo away from Man Utd

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti doesn't want to see Cristiano Ronaldo leave for Manchester United this summer. There has been intense speculation regarding Ronaldo's future this week amid reports of a secret meeting planned with United officials.

Despite Real president Florentino Perez insisting Ronaldo will sign a new deal, reports in Spain claimed the Portugal ace is due to meet United directors to discuss a possible switch this week.

But speaking at his unveiling as the new Bernabeu boss Ancelotti was adamant that Ronaldo is very much central in his plans to win Madrid's 10th Champions League.

The Italian boss said: "My opinion is easy. Ronaldo's a fantastic, marvellous player.

"It's an honour to coach a player like Ronaldo like it was to coach Zidane.

"Ronaldo was not on the list of players like Brazilian Ronaldo, Zidane and Ronaldinho that I coached.

"He will be on the list of players I coached now and I am so happy for that."

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