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19/12/2008 09:03, Report by Gemma Thompson in Yokohama

Neville ignoring Ronny rumours

Gary Neville insists Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Old Trafford for as long as the club want him, despite constant overtures from Real Madrid to sign the winger.

Ongoing speculation has linked the 23-year-old with a multi-million pound move to the Bernabeu, and earlier this week Real director Pedro Trapote reportedly told Spanish newspaper El Mundo a deal to sign Ronaldo next summer had been agreed in principle with United.

The rumours show no signs of abating, but Neville says the Reds will continue to concentrate on themselves rather than worrying about transfer gossip.

"There should be a level of respect shown between the clubs, but we can't do anything about the specualtion. All we can do is look after our own situation," insisted the United skipper.

"Cristiano is our player and he will continue to be our player as long as we want to keep him. The manager has already said that.

"Manchester United don't let players go that they don't want to sell, it's as simple as that. And they want to keep Ronaldo."

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