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We’ll kick you out of it, Ron
Angry Roma will target Cristiano Ronaldo tonight for his first-leg showboating. The Italian club want revenge after Ronaldo helped Manchester United to a 2-0 win in Rome last week. Striker Mirko Vucinic rapped: “He can obviously dribble but he takes it too far and we have told him that.” Ronaldo put United in the driving seat for tonight’s Champions League quarter-final return at Old Trafford. But Vucinic said: “We have to be angry after what happened last week. If we didn’t come here feeling angry it would be a waste of time.”
Sports Reporter, The Sun
Meanwhile, the Daily Mirror reports how the Ronaldo debate took an interesting turn yesterday when Roma manager Luciano Spalletti issued an apology to the Reds winger for comments made by his player David Pizarro following the first leg.
The same newspaper publishes Sir Alex Ferguson’s praise of Ronaldo’s recent “outstanding” form and the manager's dismissal of the idea that Paul Scholes might be handed the captain's armband tonight to mark his 100th European game.