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So Ronaldo thinks he needs a new challenge

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Ronaldo finally announced publicly yesterday that he plans to stay with Manchester United for another season at least. Commenting on his reason for wanting to leave Man United he said:

“I am going to say something here that I’ve never told anybody: if we hadn’t been European champions I probably wouldn’t have even thought about going to Madrid”.

He went on to say, “After we’d won the Champions League I felt that in five years I had helped win everything there was to win. We’d won the Premier League twice and I’d won a host of individual awards, including the best goalscorer in the Premier League, Champions League and in Europe. So I felt that maybe I needed a new challenge”.

As much as I respect anyone who aspires to be the best they possibly can at their chosen profession, the way Ronaldo handled it all leaves me with a sour taste in my mouth. The five years he talks about, were 4 years where his club, in particular manager Alex Ferguson, stood by him when everyone else thought he was a poor excuse for a footballer. Not many people rated him as a true and true footballer. Yes maybe he could dazzle with his silky skills, his football brain just didn’t seem to be there.

However, last season was his best yet – we don’t even have to mention his goals. As an all round player, he really showed how well he has matured under Alex Ferguson. But as any true professional will tell you, “you are only as good as your last performance”.

So Ronaldo may think he has nothing left to prove, but I feel he has a lot still to do. He needs to show that this season, he can be as consistent as he was in the last. Just like all the great football heros you can think of.

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“Ronaldo to stay” – for another season at least

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What a pity eh? I was really hoping Fergie would get rid of him after his outbursts over the summer. If the guy wants to go, kick him out and get as much money as you can for him. He had a terrible tournament this year and I would hazard a guess that he’s not going to have as good a season as he did this year, next season.

Fergie announced today that (and I quote) “I can say he will be a Manchester United player next season“. I’ve highlighted “next season”, so we can read a bit deeper into it and create some great gossip and speculation!! :)

So does this mean after his conversations with Ronaldo, he’s agreed to let him go next season? Surely Fergie isn’t gone that soft… or has he?

I can’t wait to see the reaction of the fans when he returns from his 3 month layoff, will it be too late and we’ll have forgotten all about his summer shennigans, never mind his “slave” opinion?

Another master stroke by Fergie maybe?

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