18/12/2008 14:49, Report by Gemma Thompson in Yokohama
Boss slams Real over Ronny
Sir Alex Ferguson has reacted angrily to claims that Real Madrid have an agreement in place to sign Cristiano Ronaldo next summer.
Real director Pedro Trapote reportedly told Spanish newspaper El Mundo
a deal had been struck to sign the winger, but contractual clauses prevented his club from announcing it.
The United boss dismissed the claims as utter nonsense, insisting he will continue to ignore any noises that come out of Madrid regarding his player.
"Do you think I'd enter into a contract with that mob? No chance," said Sir Alex. "I would not sell them a virus. That is a no. There is no agreement whatsover between the clubs.
"I said to David Gill a year last summer when we sold Gabriel Heinze you could bet your life it will all start up around Ronaldo in January. It will happen again this January.
"If we worry about what Real Madrid have to say then we are not concentrating on our own publicity and the difficult games we have got coming up. We just have to ignore it.
"Sometimes it can be an angry situation and sometimes I get really annoyed with them. But we know their game. I think we should play ours and ignore them."