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Ron: Double will make us best ever
Cristiano Ronaldo has told his United pals: “We’ll only be the best ever if we win the Premier League and Champions League Double.” Sir Alex Ferguson hailed his current squad as the top United side in his 22 years as manager — even better than the 1999 Treble-winners. But, ahead of tomorrow’s Champions League showdown with Barcelona, Ronaldo insists that only winning silverware this season can prove Fergie right. “What he said about the team makes me feel great," he said. "Ferguson has been at the club for more than 20 years. He has signed great players, incredible goalscorers. I also think this is the most talented team Ferguson’s had - but you can only confirm that at the end of the season by seeing what the team has won. Only if we win the Champions League or the Premier League will we be able to give a definitive answer as to whether this is really the best United team of all time."
Antony Kastrinakis, The Sun
In other news, Ryan Giggs has hit back at his critics, insisting: As long as the manager picks me, I am good enough. He said: “Getting criticism is part of being a Manchester United player. It doesn’t bother me. But the one person I have to impress is the manager — and while he is picking me, I know I am good enough.”
Barcelona star Deco has warned Sir Alex: “I’ll haunt you again.” The United boss has lost three out of four Champions League semi-finals. Four years ago, midfielder Deco masterminded eventual winners Porto’s second-round triumph over the Red Devils. And he said: “I hope the semi-final run continues for Ferguson. If he loses another semi-final it means we will be in the final."
Carlos Tevez says he will repay the love from United fans with a trophy double.