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Ronaldo Off To Madrid At Last

OK, so we almost believed that Ronaldo was going to stay. After all, he spent most of the spring talking about how wonderfully happy he is at United - yet he is off to Madrid now.

According to the club's statement, Ronaldo himself asked to be allowed to leave and Real put in an unconditional offer of 80 million which, roughly, is an absolutely staggering amount of cash which we will receive straightaway when Ronaldo signs his deal.

It's not a question that he will leave now, I'm sure he'll be able to negotiate a good enough deal with Florentino Perez. I can't say I'm happy and I do not kid myself: the current squad is not good enough to win things without Ronaldo. However, the foundations are there. We'll need two or three major signings to be able to compete with the biggest teams but as usually, I trust Sir Alex to deliver these players for us.

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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday June 11 2009

Time: 12:28PM

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sign Tevez and get Ribery and you'll be fine.
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11/06/2009 12:40:00

Finally! Lets hope we can bring in a top class striker (Eto'o) and a winger who can cross (Ashley Young). Hopefully we do a loan swap with nani for moutinho as well. I kinda wish we had done this deal under the table though, because with everybody knowing you have 80M burning a hole in your back pocket, you can hardly negotiate a fair price, can you?
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11/06/2009 12:41:00

the only class midfielder that we have and we sell him, although 80 mill just cannot be refused - perhaps we could buy some new legs for Hargreaves
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11/06/2009 13:06:00

He's the best player in the world. Don't kid yourself. Even with 2 or 3 major signings, losing him will make you a weaker team.
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11/06/2009 13:45:00

Tevez is on his way as well! Soooo, that's Berba up-front. Mr "nine goals in one season" and Rooney is ummmm, still a good strike force! There's always Danny Welbeck!
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11/06/2009 13:50:00

Anyway, we know how much it hurts to have Real steal your players. Robben has never really been replaced. Maybe you'll sign him?!
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11/06/2009 13:51:00

Good riddance. Now we wont have to see the fake dives and the "I'm going to phart in your face" stance when taking free kicks.
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11/06/2009 13:57:00

Haha nice one JT. I say good riddance as well. Disgrace to the premier league!! He just dives and moans and then hits the wall on his FKs. good riddance you friggin winker!!
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11/06/2009 14:23:00

Ronaldo is definately irreplaceable. You only have to look at the quality of the wingers our nearest rivals have to count on to see that ronaldo is in a different league; in fact with some of his achievements he seems like he is playing a different sport sometimes. The key to surviving in the post-ronaldo era will not be replacing him, it will be changing the style of play so that we don't need him. We have been unique in the last few years in terms of playing two strikers who get loads of assists and a winger who gets loads of goals. Hopefully, we can turn that situation around and get a winger who gets assists and strikers who score goals. Despite being a tosser, he is a big loss to the league in terms of talent. Of the top 5 players in the world, england now only has one (gerrard) and his position in the top 5 is debateable. (based on the top 5 being Messi, Ronaldo, Kaka, Xavi and Gerrard)
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11/06/2009 15:30:00

Hahahah I came back from Ibiza today to be greeted by such news??? WOW....
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11/06/2009 16:06:00

FU, the lone member of the site, you've been on a holiday?! Tuscan3000, its understandable and typical that you've omitted Lampard. looooool!!! Really, I did not ecpect it, anyway. So dont cream yourrself thinking of a witty reply.
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11/06/2009 18:11:00

True geniuses are seldom recognised. Atleast he's got his own fans to recognise and revel in his brilliance.
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11/06/2009 18:16:00

I'm talking about Lampard, mind you.. :P
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11/06/2009 18:16:00

GENTS - What's it like to be known as a selling club now?
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11/06/2009 20:12:00

Ronaldo was your best player by far last season. After that Carlos Tevez, though Sir Alex redNose did not seem to realise that. After that your central defenders. If you'll do not retain Tevez, or at least capture Ribery, you are "meat" next season.
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11/06/2009 20:48:00

Manchester United - Real Madrid's new feeder club. Still, at least you might be able to afford to buy some players this summer.
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11/06/2009 21:32:00

even with 80m he cant be replaced.
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11/06/2009 23:08:00

The team isn't about Ronaldo... this team is about United. there are rumours it was all agreed last year, so i wouldn't be surprised if Fergie's had something up his sleeve - he certainly wouldn't let him go unless it was best for United. 80 million for an individual not a team player, whose heart was never really in it, and who never quite reproduced the form of the 07/08 season? Pretty smart money to be honest....
Man utd champions
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12/06/2009 09:09:00

JT_Daniel; I have no love for Gerrard over Lampard, but can't deny that Gerrard carries his whole team, whereas frank has a few good players (namely essien, who I think is arguably better) around him. Outside of chelsea, I think most people would agree that Gerrard is better. As for the feeling of being a selling club - its kind of exciting! It feels alot like being a buying club!
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12/06/2009 13:58:00


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