Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Ronaldo Saga Unfolding

Ronaldo Saga Unfolding

Cristiano Ronaldo's fantastic form has been a talking point for a while in the press but now it's over: Barcelona's reported interest is the hottest debate.

I'm growing tired of reading everything that's printed and submitted about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo. There are some facts the speculators love to ignore.

1. Ronaldo is a Manchester United player. Not Reading, not Charlton but Manchester United. He's not a rising star, a prized asset of a smaller club (by Benitez) so it's not a question of the size of a bid to lure him away. And, contrary to some newspaper reports, it will not be Barcelona who decide if Ronaldo leaves or not. It will be decided by Manchester United.

2. The winger is still considering a contract offer. His original contract runs out in 2010, like Owen Hargreaves'. The latter's price is now in the 20 million category. Imagine what fee would Ronaldo command?

Of course Barcelona insist they have cash to sign him. Once again, I have to remind them that it's not about cash. We can let Heinze go to cut the costs and we can keep a squad of 18 players but we won't let Ronaldo or Rooney just because of our debts as we'll have no hope of ever clearing these debts without them.

'It is a technical question, that must be decided by the coaches and technical staff. If they want him, our financial availability means Barca can sign anyone, with the only limit being common sense.'

These are the words of Barca finance chief Ferran Soriano. He seems to have forgotten about the tiny little obstacle called Manchester United.
Guys, at least we admitted Bayern were stubborn and did not shout our mouths off about how we can sign anyone.

Then came the Scolari issue. Portugal's national coach allegedly made some deeply unprofessional comments and though he denied them and Ronaldo believes he did not utter them, the suspicion is there.

The core of Scolari's reported comments were that Ronaldo finished the learning stage of his career and he is now ready for another stage in hs career. For me it sounds like we are a Championship club who produced invaluable experience for a young, extremely talented loanee who will be brought back now to his parent club.

It sounds extremely stupid and I accept he did not say these things so I won't reflect on his alleged opinion about the difference between Real Madrid and Barcelona. Oh, I will. He or the journalist who first wrote this rumour is a real fool. It's been put into writing that Ronaldo should choose Barca because Real are not a real team with all the galacticos (who depart rather swiftly these days). May I ask Mr. Scolari or the journalist that what will become of Barcelona if Ronaldo joins Ronaldinho, Messi, Eto'o and Deco (and of course Gudjohnsen)?

I'd be grateful if the club issued a hands off warning. Or announce a pre-contract agreement with Aaron Lennon.


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Zae
Date:Tuesday February 6 2007
Time: 4:47PM

Comments

0
Ronaldo is in it for himself and only himself. Yes he plays for Manchester United that you so sucessfully built up at the start of your speech but compared to Barcelona or even possibly still Madrid, that means nothing. Secondly it is not puerly up to man utd if he stays or goes it is mainly down to the player. Ronaldo is a spoiled little kid who thinks the world of himself and would not think twice about screwing man utd over like he did rooney in the world cup
Southaman
08/02/2007 14:51:00
0
where are all the mancs to get on their high horses and tell me otherwise?
Southaman
08/02/2007 14:59:00
0
Feel free to comment mancunians
Southaman
08/02/2007 15:24:00
0
Tomorrow, its just the end of time, Tomorrow and you'll be mine now c'mon now, you know it feels right! Im gonna keep you up all night.
Southaman
08/02/2007 15:26:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

No Loan Deal for Fellaini But….

With the January transfer window looming large on the horizon, transfer tittle-tattle is starting to appear, as you`d expect, in abundance.

Mourinho Anger over Europa League Fixture

Has he a point?

Were Talks Held Ahead of Sunday`s Premier League Match?

The transfer merry-go-round is set to begin in earnest come the opening of the transfer window on January 1st.

Fellaini Wanted by West Ham

Lurking in the pages of a much respected publication is a piece of transfer tittle-tattle relating to Marouane Fellaini.

Archived Vital United Articles

Vital United articles from

Site Journalists

Red Boy
Editor email
Profile
Charlie Bacchus
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

MOTM v Everton (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea14%
Valencia0%
Jones5%
Rojo7%
Darmian0%
Carrick0%
Pogba0%
Herrera10%
Mkhitaryan53%
Martial2%
Ibrahimovic2%
Rashford0%
Fellaini7%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 14 11 1 2 34 21
2 Arsenal 14 9 4 1 31 19
3 Liverpool 14 9 3 2 30 17
4 Man City 14 9 3 2 30 15
5 Spurs 14 7 6 1 27 14
6 Man Utd 14 5 6 3 21 3
7 WBA 14 5 5 4 20 3
8 Everton 14 5 5 4 20 1
9 Stoke 14 5 4 5 19 -3
10 AFC Bournemouth 14 5 3 6 18 -3
11 Watford 14 5 3 6 18 -6
12 Southampton 14 4 5 5 17 -2
13 Middlesbrough 14 3 6 5 15 -2
14 Crystal Palace 14 4 2 8 14 -2
15 Burnley 14 4 2 8 14 -11
16 Leicester City 14 3 4 7 13 -7
17 West Ham 14 3 3 8 12 -14
18 Sunderland 14 3 2 9 11 -10
19 Hull City 14 3 2 9 11 -18
20 Swansea 14 2 3 9 9 -15
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Dec 11 2016 2:15PM : Tottenham Hotspur (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 14 2016 8:00PM : Crystal Palace (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 17 2016 5:30PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 26 2016 3:00PM : Sunderland (H)
Barclays Premier League
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Middlesbrough (H)
Barclays Premier League
Jan 2 2017 5:15PM : West Ham United (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Croc1
Vital Football Comment