Manchester United boss, Sir Alex Ferguson has ruled out any chance of Cristiano Ronaldo returning to his red army following reporters that the former European Player of The Year fell out with Real Madrid coach José Mourinho, who I believe ruined his chance of becoming United’s next manager with all the drama he caused on Wednesday night against Barcelona in the Champions League.
Ronaldo, who left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009 for a world record £80-million, expressed his anger at Mourinho’s anti-football tactics after their embarrassing semi-final defeat to Barcelona, who ruined their wonderful style of football with cheating earlier this week.
The minute I saw José’s starting eleven I feared the worse without seeing a single striker, but the special one decided to play a winger (Ronaldo), who has a fantastic reputation for running and scaring defenders, up front alone. I know Barcelona aren’t the easiest of teams to play against but there’s little point in playing so negative against them, yes it payed off in the Copa del Rey but that’s not going to happen every time they meet, obviously. I’m looking forward to seeing Ferguson’s tactics next month against Barca at Wembley for the final of the competition because I don’t see Real or Schalke causing any shocks at this stage, neither does José who is known as a winner – I’ll get back to that soon, just keep reading.
However Ferguson played down those unrealistic suggestions that Ronaldo was unhappy at the Bernabeu and may one day return to Old Trafford despite being there for six years and winning everything possible at the highest level.
“It would be very difficult,” said Ferguson, when asked whether Ronaldo could come back. “He had a great time here but he is at a great club now too.”
Ferguson, who contacts Ronaldo frequently, spoke with the player after traveling to Madrid Wednesday to watch the disgusting semi-final between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
“I spoke to him after the game,” Ferguson said. “He had a great time here, we got six years out of him. We got him as a kid and he went to Madrid a man.
“He is enjoying being there and though he might not have been at his best on Wednesday, he is still a great player.”
I’m still a fan of Cristiano but being realistic I don’t think we’ll ever see him come back to Manchester United. You have got to remember everything he did for the club, but our current squad is much different; we no longer have any individuals which I guess is something to be happy about and players like Park work their socks of every time they perform and that’s why we are in such a good position at the moment going for both Premier League & Champions League.
The money we received for Ronaldo is probably sitting in someone else’s bank account and that obviously angers me because our midfield still needs creativity, so please god we’ll see the Glazers give Ferguson some money for the summer to invest in the current squad that will need a little makeover in order to compete for the major honors next season – yes, I said that last season…
Now, on to why I believe José has ruined his chance of becoming United’s next manager. If you didn’t watch the game Wednesday night I’m sure you’ve heard about it, for all the wrong reasons of course. All fans of the beautiful game were expecting a magnificent encounter between arguably two of the biggest clubs in the world. Instead we witnessed ugly scenes of cheating & dishonesty and the man himself, José Mourinho, was caught in the middle of it all after being sent to stands for improper conduct/stupidity.
The bitter 48-year-old Portuguese man criticized Barcelona claiming the Spanish champions had this “power” to get the better of UEFA and their officials, he also included Arsene Wenger in his comments who he strangely feels sorry for after having Robin van Persie sent off for kicking the ball away – apparently the Dutch striker couldn’t hear the referee’s whistle because of the sound in the Camp Nou.
Here’s the part that annoyed me most about his comments, “It’s mission impossible.” Where’s the never say die attitude that we all love about Manchester United? José is said to be a winner but growing I have always been told that winners never give up!
However if you asked me last week who I would have liked to succeed Ferguson in the biggest seat in football, I would have said Mourinho without a doubt. His actions Wednesday were inexcusable and at a club like Manchester United, you’re expected to behave yourself at all times and not act the clown! The only football club around that’s stupid enough to take him now would be Manchester City.