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Fergie's Simple Solution

Sir Alex shed light on the secred of how he had persuaded Ronaldo to stay. It was nothing special, really.

You may forgive me that I won't delve into the details of the well-publicised incident between Ronaldo and Rooney that had occurred at the last World Cup.

It's well documented that the Portuguese winger wished to leave Old Trafford, preferably for Real Madrid, back then. But the move never materialised and Ronaldo went on to have the most scintillating season of his career.

Sir Alex Ferguson has been tight-lipped on the issue so far but now Germany looks like distant memory (though the England team's performance creates a nostalgic atmosphere for those who for some reason love to relive terrible memories) and the Scot decided to tell us how he had persuaded Ronaldo to stay.

'What I said to Cristiano was exactly what I said to Eric and David at the time,' he told radio station Key 103.

''They are going to boo you, but that's all. They are not going to do anything physical against you because it's not that kind of nation'. They both rode the storm and so did Cristiano.'

That's all, really? Somehow one would have expected something dramatic, something deeply psychological, preferably involving emotional upheavels. None of that? Oh, well, the man from Govan knows better than us, yet again.

Hats off to Fergie and to Ronaldo - and to a lesser extent, Rooney who apparently did not bear any grudge.




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Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 6 2007

Time: 9:09PM

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rooney and ronaldo were the best partnership of the season.
rooneyisgod
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06/06/2007 21:14:00

You see the simplicity of it and the brilliance! (I have my doubts about whether he said a bit more than this. Imagine it: Ron, you should stay cause though they will hate you, nobody will beat you up. Unlikely, isn't it?)
Zae
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06/06/2007 21:15:00

Im sure thats all he had to say to convince the winker to sign a new contract too eh? Dont believe everything you read lads!
BomBom
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07/06/2007 01:24:00

Always trust fergie he knows what he is doing
mattweeden
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07/06/2007 12:55:00

too right.
SweetLeftFoot
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07/06/2007 19:02:00

 

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