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Man Utd hero Evra: Sir Alex 99% sure Ronaldo and Bale would join

Manchester United hero Patrice Evra has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson's push to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo when he was with Real Madrid.

Evra has revealed how Ferguson planned to re-sign Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, then playing for Tottenham, just weeks before news of his retirement emerged.

Speaking in the latest UTD Podcast episode, the Frenchman said: “You know, you talk about the hardest moments [in my United career], I would say maybe this (Fergie's retirement) is the one.

“Two weeks before that, I remember there was a lot of media saying Ferguson will maybe retire next year, and he said, 'Patrice, I will never retire. I will be here another 10 years'.

“He then said: 'My target is I'm 99 per cent sure we will have Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale. I just need these two players to win the Champions League again. Ninety-nine per cent.'

“And to be fair, when I speak with Cristiano, I ask him and he said yes to the boss, and was coming to join United. He told me this."


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