Man U says it's time for Ronaldo to display loyalty
MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester United has told Cristiano Ronaldo there will be no new contract with a pay increase to match any Real Madrid offer, and that he must start displaying "commitment and loyalty." The winger has spent the summer making no secret of his desire to join the Spanish champion, but United chief executive David Gill said he believes that might have been a tactic to command a higher salary. "Possibly, but not necessarily," Gill said. "And if the figures bandied around that Real Madrid are talking about are true, we wouldn't go anywhere near that. That would be lunacy." He said the 23-year-old Portuguese player, out until at least October after ankle surgery, must remain on the contract worth $240,000 a week, which has almost four years remaining.
... if the figures bandied around that Real Madrid are talking about are true, we wouldn't go anywhere near that. That would be lunacy.
-- David Gill, United chief executive