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Calderon Calls It A Day?

It would seem that regardless of Ronaldo's decsion, he wont be leaving us this Summer, after Calderon publically admitted defeat in his pursuit of the winger.

However, the 57 year old has revealed he refused a somewhat strange request from United Chief Executive David Gill, to abandon his hunt forever.

Speaking to Spanish press, Calderon said:

'At the moment it seems impossible for him to come. We shouldn't talk about Ronaldo any more because at the moment it's impossible. It's an aspiration which has no chance of happening because his club have said they are not selling and we must not talk about it any more.'

He then went on to reveal the contents of a letter sent to Calderon, on behalf of United Chief Executive, David Gill.

'The managing director sent me a letter telling me they will never sell him and even asking me to publicly declare that I will never sign him, which is something which doesn't make much sense.'

He then went on to state something which is the biggest hint he has given up the fight.

'We have to think that at the moment, whatever Cristiano says, Manchester won't sell him.'

Calderon then went on to boast about his club's wealth before issueing a threat to United that Real's pursuit for Ronaldo would not stop after this summer's dissapointment; something I think ALL United fans already knew.

He then rather pathetically defended himself, saying he wouldnt be to blame if the transfer does not go through.

'If he doesn't come, I won't consider myself guilty.What happened with Kaka (last year) was different.(Sporting director Pedja) Mijatovic had it (the deal) very advanced, also with Cesc (Fabregas), and it seemed a good idea to tell (people) what our project was.It didn't happen and I am sorry because they would have helped us a lot.'

Will Calderon finally learn that you cannot go around every summer spouting utter sh**e, and making his transfer plans so public. Also, I find it very hard to belive that Fabregas was close to signign with them last season; having considered how many times he has pledged his future to the club....but thats another story.

So, can we finally put this whole boring saga behind us? I fear not, not until Ronaldo himslef makes his decision.

More to follow...

The Journalist

Writer: United4Life  Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 2 2008

Time: 5:09PM

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Oh he'll be back......that f****** will be back! Maybe the next year or the year after that. They will NEVER stop pursuing him!
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03/06/2008 02:53:00

He'll be gone sooner than you think !!!
Tiny T
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03/06/2008 12:56:00

at fkin last ramon calderon has stopped the prusuit of ronaldo united should do that bid 4 1 of real adrid's best players and see how real madrid will act
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03/06/2008 15:04:00

They don't want to lose their best players but the want ours! Thats the MORE ANNOYNG PART!
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03/06/2008 20:17:00

I hate Real Madrid but as a Chelsea supporter I'm hardly on your side either. For our sake, I hope he leaves the EPL!
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03/06/2008 23:25:00

Agree with RD completely, that'll turn off the one-man show. But as for Madrid, seriously, they go about tellin the world publicly of all whats in their minds. Just look at what he`s saying... "coz they could've helped us a lot" their feckin Madrid media property. Hope his antics work on Fake Ronnie and he leaves :)
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04/06/2008 09:39:00

Even if he leaves RadioactiveD and raaid, you still wont get the premierleague:D hehe....
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04/06/2008 19:27:00

anw...i dont think CR is staying. There's a really nice analysis of the whole saga, at, and i dont see CR staying. even if he does, the glass has cracked...and we know how SAF deals with players that have fallen out with him.
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04/06/2008 19:30:00

If we get Robinho for CR, it wont be bad at all. With a decent striker like Santa Cruz of blackburn, and rooney playing gat his natural position, I dont really see as "weakening"...our attack might be even better:D
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04/06/2008 19:32:00

^ no, Robinho has a hard time handling defenders tackling him in Spain, how do you think he'd do in England? Quaresma if Ronaldo goes.
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04/06/2008 19:37:00

Really think so alexpant? Think again. :)
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04/06/2008 21:12:00

The rumour mill today has it that he's defo on the way out.If that's the case I'll wish him luck and thanks for everything.Best player in the world hands down.We got him for 12.5m and hopefully we'll get 100 for him.After winning two titles,champions league and a carling cup(or whatever) and making 87.5 mill on him.Not a bad bit of business me thinks ;) Get Quaresma,Huntelaar and Lahm and we'll be quite alright!!!
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04/06/2008 22:17:00

Quaresma could be a real possibility now Porto have been chucked out of next year's champions league.....but id still rather keep Ronaldo.
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05/06/2008 00:16:00

I still stand by my thought that Ronaldo won't leave this summer. BUT I could be wrong and if so, Quaresma is the best bet with Huntelaar and Micah or Veloso. Lahm isn't for sale Java.
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05/06/2008 04:47:00

Neither is Ronaldo yet Paulinho ;)
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05/06/2008 14:09:00


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