Previous
Real Madrid
Barcelona
3
1
FT
Game Details
West Ham United
Manchester City
2
1
FT
Game Details
Liverpool
Hull City
0
0
FT
Game Details
Sunderland
Arsenal
0
2
FT
Game Details
Borussia Dortmund
Hannover 96
0
1
FT
Game Details
Sampdoria
AS Roma
0
0
FT
Game Details
Paris Saint-Germain
Bordeaux
3
0
FT
Game Details
Next
By ESPN Staff
Jul 22, 2008

Raul refutes Fergie's Ronaldo 'mistake' barb

Real Madrid captain Raul has hit back at Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson's claims that Cristiano Ronaldo would be making a big mistake if he joined the Spanish champions.

Real have made no secret of their desire to sign the Portugal star, who has repeatedly fanned the flames by refusing to commit to United and admitting a move to the Bernabeu is his dream.

Ferguson remains confident Ronaldo will be at Old Trafford next season and on Monday went so far as to claim the winger would be risking his career by moving to Real.

However, in a press conference on Tuesday, Raul retorted: 'Madrid is the best thing that could happen to anyone.

'I have been here 14 years and I would not change it for anything.'

The former Spain international also dismissed suggestions there would be dressing room unrest if Ronaldo joined on a lucrative deal.

'Any club would like to have Ronaldo. He's one of the best, one of the most tricky players in the world of football,' said Raul.

'I think the good atmosphere would continue regardless of who comes in or what they earn. That unity can't be broken'.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.