WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

WHAT THE PAPERS SAY

The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.

Papers: Ron on his way?

17/06/2008 08:20

Ronaldo loses patience with United


Cristiano Ronaldo edged closer to the Old Trafford exit last night as he revealed he has lost patience with United. The Reds have taken a bullish stance over Real Madrid's aggressive pursuit of the Portuguese superstar, briefing over the weekend that Ronaldo was starting to accept he will not be allowed to leave this summer. But a close friend said: "Ronaldo has made his mind up now and feels it is just time to wait before he announces what he will do - which is to go to Madrid."
Martin Lipton, Daily Mirror

Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger were last night warned to prepare for the Luiz Felipe Scolari whirlwind that will blow them out of the title race. Sporting Lisbon midfielder Joao Moutinho said: "Scolari will be a big success at Chelsea and what is certain is that he will be a massive rival for Ferguson and Wenger and expects to beat them."

The Premier League have been accused of "not giving a s**t" about United. Old Trafford legend Paddy Crerand attacked League bosses after United were handed tough away games after all six of their Champions League group games.

The Manchester Evening News features a statement from FIFA which insists there is no evidence of foul play from Real Madrid in the saga. "From the documentation received, no breach of contract appears to have occurred yet," read the statement. "Therefore, in accordance with the applicable practice, no kind of formal procedure has been opened by FIFA regarding this matter."

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