BBC Sport reports that former Manchester United star David Beckham has urged Cristiano Ronaldo not to leave Old Trafford for Real Madrid, a move which Beckham himself made in 2003.
Beckham told press: “I believe he is at the right club now, a club he should stay at. He’s only been there for a few years. He’s got a lot of people around him there who will protect him.”
“As much as Real are a great team and one of the biggest clubs in the world, he’s only just starting at United.”
Ronaldo, 23, has undoubtedly became one of -if not the- world’s best player due to his outstanding performances in the past two seasons at Old Trafford.Ã‚Â And Ronaldo says he will clarify his future in the next few days.
The man who became public enemy number one in England after the Rooney incident at the World Cup in 2006. However, the man who everyone hated soon became the man who many idolised, after spell-binding performances led the Portuegese winger to becoming the PFA Players’ Player of the Year for 2007 and 2008.
Sir Alex Ferguson remains confident that Ronaldo will stay, saying: “It’s a game Real play all the time, In the past they’ve done with Beckham they’ve done it with Ronaldo, they’ve done it with my fitness coach last summer when they took him away from us, so we’re used to it.
“It’s a compliment to the standard of players we have, and we always seem to produce, but I am more than confident Cristiano will be with us next year.”
“The Glazer family will not be messed about in this situation.
“We want Cristiano to stay for a long, long time. He is on a fantastic contract and quite rightly so – he’s the best player in the world.”
[Source: BBC Sport]
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