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Ronaldo Shows Desire - But It Was Still Pathetic

So, apparently, Ronaldo cannot be substituted any more. We were 2-0 up with half an hour to go against an insipid, lifeless, uninspiring City team (just the usual) yet he threw a right little tantrum after being hauled off by Fergie, chucking his training top on the ground and still shaking his head long after the substitution.

Sir Alex, quite reasonably, stated that Ronaldo simply wanted to play which is a good thing but he had to look at the bigger picture. Which is true and it's a shame Ronaldo seem to be unable to look at that. He'll certainly start at Wigan and against Arsenal so there will be very little rest for him in the next two games.

It's understandable that he wanted to carry on: he was sent off against the massive club twice, one goal might have seemed insufficient to pay them back. He had a good game, he was enjoying playing and all but really, with two vital league games and then a small matter of a Champions League final coming up, we can't afford an injury to Cristiano Ronaldo. And I very much hope that after calming down, possibly by tomorrow, he'll see it that way. Because, frankly, the way he threw his toys out of the pram today was pathetic...

However, at least we can clearly see that he IS bothered, that he cares about playing, the burning desire that made him so good in the first place hasn't gone away.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday May 10 2009

Time: 8:16PM

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i suppose that he siply wanted to score more goals to challenge Lionel Messi who is favourite to win the Ballon D'or and have scored 36 goals this season. Ronaldo has already 25 and and 5 and more goals plus if United win the CL, he has very good chances to retain "Footballer of the year" award. In that situatio he bothered only about his score rate and his behaviour was a huge disgrace.. Spurs' supporters didn't excused the similar attitude of Hossam Ghaly..
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10/05/2009 20:33:00

I can understand his frustration as there were others having a worse game than him But the inexcusable part for me was the way he snatched the top/towel thing out of that guys hand and threw it on the floor. He might earn 100,000+ per week and he might be the worlds best footballer, but he should still show respect to ALL members of the back room staff, whether its the Boss or the boot cleaner. He really needs to grow up!
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10/05/2009 20:43:00

yep, you are right, mate))
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10/05/2009 20:59:00

If United win the CL and Ronaldo scores and Messi is contained, Ronaldo will keep his title.
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10/05/2009 21:15:00

He acted like spoilt petulant little boy, and has gone down in my estimation and many others I suspect.
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11/05/2009 15:55:00


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