Vital Football

Latest Manchester United News

Ronaldo Regrets Request

Ronaldo Regrets Request

Ronaldo revealed he had stayed after the 2006 World Cup only because of the influence of Sir Alex Ferguson.

The Portuguese winger announced he would be ready to leave United for Real Madrid after playing a major part in getting Wayne Rooney sent off in the 2006 World Cup.

However, Sir Alex convinced him to stay at United and though he was target of intense abuse, his football flourished and was elected Player of the Year at the end of the season.

'Sir Alex is a very caring coach and I have a relationship with him that goes far beyond what is usual between a player and the coach,' Ronaldo told the Daily Mirror.

'In fact, I can even say I signed for United because of him and it is down to him that I am still with United in England.

'At the end of that season he was one of the most influential people in my decision.'

He wanted to leave but now says he should have thought about it twice before going public with his desire.

'There are moments in life when we all react on impulse when it would be wiser to stop, take a breath and think in a more rational way,' Ronaldo added.

'That's what I should have done after all that controversy concerning Rooney and me. I acted in haste when I said there were no circumstances under which I would stay.

'Everybody makes mistakes. But the story had a happy ending.

'I assure you the best is yet to come. And the best will be more titles, which are the icing on the cake.'



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

Join the Vital Fantasy Football League - its Free!

Writer:Zae
Date:Saturday September 29 2007
Time: 1:58PM

Comments

0
all he thinks about is money,money,money
muffdaddy1983
01/10/2007 16:29:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Manchester United Articles

United Linked with Celtic Full-Back

Reports filtering through suggest that Manchester United are looking at procuring the services of a young left-back.

United Linked with La Liga Winger

Rumours continue to appear linking Manchester United with the acquisition of some fresh talent this summer.

United Set to Raid Spurs for Dier

As Mourinho looks to improve the squad for next season.

Shaw Dropping Down the England Pecking Order

Due to first team inactivity at Old Trafford.

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 Middlesbrough (a)?
Suggested By: Red Boy
De Gea10%
Bailly1%
Smalling0%
Jones0%
Young1%
Carrick1%
Fellaini3%
Valencia54%
Mata2%
Rashford3%
Lingard21%
Rojo3%
Martial1%
Darmian0%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 28 22 3 3 69 38
2 Spurs 28 17 8 3 59 34
3 Man City 28 17 6 5 57 24
4 Liverpool 29 16 8 5 56 25
5 Man Utd 27 14 10 3 52 19
6 Arsenal 27 15 5 7 50 22
7 Everton 29 14 8 7 50 21
8 WBA 29 12 7 10 43 1
9 Stoke 29 9 9 11 36 -9
10 Southampton 27 9 6 12 33 -3
11 AFC Bournemouth 29 9 6 14 33 -12
12 West Ham 29 9 6 14 33 -12
13 Burnley 29 9 5 15 32 -11
14 Watford 28 8 7 13 31 -15
15 Leicester City 28 8 6 14 30 -14
16 Crystal Palace 28 8 4 16 28 -10
17 Swansea 29 8 3 18 27 -27
18 Hull City 29 6 6 17 24 -32
19 Middlesbrough 28 4 10 14 22 -13
20 Sunderland 28 5 5 18 20 -26
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Manchester United Results (view all)

Manchester United Fixtures (view all)

Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 4 2017 8:00PM : Everton (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 9 2017 1:30PM : Sunderland (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 16 2017 4:00PM : Chelsea (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 23 2017 2:15PM : Burnley (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 27 2017 8:00PM : Manchester City (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.Aloffy1
Write for Vital Football