The extracts on this page are taken from selected national newspapers. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect the views of Manchester United.
Ronaldo: The Real danger man
The Cristiano Ronaldo saga is “dangerous" for football according to one of the most influential figures in the game. German legend and Bayern Munich president Karl-Heinz Rummenigge last night launched a scathing attack on Real Madrid’s attempts to prise Ronaldo away from Manchester United. He fully backed United’s ‘no sale whatever the offer’ stance, insisting that if Real’s £80million bid to force Ronaldo to break his contract were successful, it would have terrible implications for game. “I can’t believe a club like Real Madrid can force a player like Ronaldo to cause such tension because the price that they will have to pay is too high for everyone," he said. "I think that this is dangerous for world football. Each club have to find their own way of dealing with these things in these cases. I would like to see Ronaldo stay at the club for the benefit of everyone. The rules are clear and Manchester United have a very strong contract with the player. Besides, if Sir Alex Ferguson says no, then he means no.”
Richard Tanner, Daily Express
Ronaldo has already chosen a house in Madrid ahead of his proposed move to Spain, according to reports in Spain.
The Daily Mail believe Arsenal have entered the race for Sporting Lisbon midfielder Miguel Veloso. The 22-year-old has attracted interest from United, AC Milan and Juventus.