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31/03/2009 08:34

Papers: Ron relishes boos

Ronaldo: I love being booed
Cristiano Ronaldo claims he loves being booed. The Manchester United star is a favourite target for opposition fans, who will never forgive the winker for his part in England's 2006 World Cup exit. But Ronaldo is unfazed by their abuse and says he doesn't let it affect his game. "I like people whistling and booing!" he said. "It's normal for fans to do that. There's nothing I can do and it doesn't matter anyway. I have to concentrate on the game, so I don't think about that sort of thing. On the pitch I'm a target, but it is difficult to avoid these things. I don't believe that people want to hurt me on purpose. In my experience, the game just doesn't happen that way. Truthfully, I've never had any serious problems."
David Anderson, Daily Mirror

Meanwhile, Wayne Rooney, who is set to win his 50th England cap against the Ukraine, has been voted Nationwide Player of the Year by the Three Lions faithful after banging in seven goals in his last four internationals.

The Sun claims team-mate Rio Ferdinand is winning his fitness battle and should line-up for his country on Wednesday night. The defender trained alone on Tuesday and had further treatment on the back problem which ruled him out of Saturday’s 4-0 romp against Slovakia.

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