UK time is: 10:46:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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.




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



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

The Journalist

Writer: Zae Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday June 6 2007

Time: 9:09PM

Your Comments

rooney and ronaldo were the best partnership of the season.
rooneyisgod
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
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
Always trust fergie he knows what he is doing
mattweeden
too right.
SweetLeftFoot
 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Articles

Januzaj Plumps for Belgium (Thursday April 24 2014)

Moyes Fury! (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Duo Wanted? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Van Gaal or Ancelotti? (Wednesday April 23 2014)

Why Moyes Had to Go! (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Four on a Short-List? (Tuesday April 22 2014)

Has Moyes Been Sacked? (Monday April 21 2014)

Trust in Moyes Wavering? (Monday April 21 2014)

Lallana Has Sell-On Clause! (Monday April 21 2014)

Archived Articles

List All Vital United Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. TheFamousNo7 92
2. Kanchelskis 52
3. MotorMad 41
4. nordkap 3
5. gmauti 3
6. kresek 2
7. Xfunny 1
8. Tosin800 1
9. Javan 1
10. ForeverUnited 1

League Results (view all)

Latest Results
Everton 2 - 0 Man Utd
Newcastle 0 - 4 Man Utd
Man Utd 4 - 1 Aston Villa
Man Utd 0 - 3 Man City
West Ham 0 - 2 Man Utd
Man Utd 0 - 3 Liverpool

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
4. Arsenal 35 21 7 7 21 70
5. Everton 35 20 9 6 23 69
6. Spurs 35 19 6 10 2 63
7. Man Utd 34 17 6 11 16 57
8. Southampton 35 13 10 12 5 49
9. Newcastle 35 14 4 17 -15 46
10. Stoke 35 11 11 13 -10 44

Breaking League News

Options to replace Lloris?
Spurs : 24/04/2014 10:39:00
Stoke aim to be record breakers
Stoke : 24/04/2014 10:31:00
Kightly set for exit door
Stoke : 24/04/2014 10:12:00
Ref Watch: Marriner to officiate Stoke v Tottenham
Stoke : 24/04/2014 09:57:00
Everton to make summer swoop for Welbeck
Everton : 24/04/2014 09:45:00
Liverpool: New-Look Anfield Unveiled
Liverpool : 24/04/2014 09:19:00
Where are we?
Spurs : 24/04/2014 08:40:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Who Will Replace Moyes?
Suggested By:  Red Boy
Ancelotti! 20%
Klopp! 58%
Van Gaal! 17%
Simeone! 0%
Other! 5%