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Cristiano ready to sign ?

March 9, 2007

Manchester United have an oddly beleaguered look for a club who feature in today’s draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Needing positive news to set against a burgeoning list of absentees, the Premiership leaders received it yesterday when Cristiano Ronaldo said he is prepared to sign a new contract.

Ronaldo, whose current deal runs until 2010, told a Portuguese radio station: “We have talked and I hope to reach agreement as soon as possible. Nothing has been decided yet and I would like to stay. I would like to play in Spain one day, but I’m happy here at Manchester.”

The 22-year-old winger, who has been described by Sir Alex Ferguson as the world’s best player, added: “In football there are no guarantees. But if I don’t leave now – if I leave in two, three, four or five years I would be happy – I’m at a great club.”

Mikaël Silvestre became United’s latest casualty, suffering a dislocated shoulder that is likely to keep him out for three weeks as they beat Lille 1-0 at home for a 2-0 aggregate victory. Henrik Larsson, who returns to Sweden after tomorrow’s sixth-round FA Cup tie at Middlesbrough, marked his last home game for United by heading the winner from Ronaldo’s cross.

Rio Ferdinand, United’s outstanding individual on the night, shrugged off criticism of their below-par display to claim a “professional performance”. The defender said: “Maybe we were a bit cautious at times, but this is the Champions League and teams can hurt you in an instant with one moment of brilliance.

“We know it’s going to get harder from here on in, but I think the result was proof of how far this team has come. Last season we were a bit gung-ho at times, and it didn’t pay off. Hopefully this result was a step in the right direction.”

Edwin van der Sar, who gained a winner’s medal with Ajax in 1995, echoed Ferdinand’s view. “It was a professional job,” said United’s Dutch goalkeeper. “Lille aren’t a big name but they’re difficult to play against. I’m not going to say the quarter-finals are as far as we can go. We’re a good team with good players, and we can make it a great season.”

* David Beckham said last night that United can emulate the class of 1999 and win the treble. Beckham was part of that treble-winning squad and is convinced the current crop have enough about them to win the Premiership, FA Cup and Champions League. “I can see United going all the way in every competition,” he said.

13 comments

  1. Ronaldo you are the best footballer of the world! i love you so mutch but i live in Holland:( So here i come..:D i love you 4-ever and life!! and youre always in my dreams……..

    -xXx- frOm Miss Ronaldo..!


  2. manchester is great this seoson and they showed that in their great performance and think that they win save.


  3. Thank You


  4. ronaldo is fkin fit as


  5. i love u so much cris


  6. good game ronaldo.you deserved all the awards and dont think thats the end of it cause there is more along the way for you.


  7. everyone loves you ronaldo , and so do i.
    but you are so far away from me
    i guess, i will never meet you


  8. HEJ,RONALDO JE NAJBOLJI FUDBALER NA SVIJETUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU….ZAR NIJE???


  9. fiiiiitttt


  10. omg ronaldo is mine and foreva so stop bein asses


  11. Cristiano is the best, sexiest and hottest soccer player ever…I love him sooo much…When I meet him…I’ll ask him to marry me… hahaha lov cristiano muito muito…I live in Curacao, that’s in the Netherlands Antilles in the Caribbean, next to Aruba, in front of the coast of Venezuela…there live a lot of portugues people here…I’m a little bit portugues myself…so hopefully Cristiano will come and visit my beautifull island…I will meet him someday…i’ll be sure that happens…muito amor de Mrs. Cristiano Ronaldo


  12. Ronaldo is great and i hope he is reading this now , WE DONT WANT YOU TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!! *beg* pleaaaaaaase stay!!!
    you rock! your the best player in the world and will be for a long time , i can only hope that you stay on man united for aslong as support them , my whole life.
    ronaldo u r the best!


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