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Portugal pair face uncertain futures

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posted Jun 20, 2008

don't see what the fuss is about Scolari. He has only managed in south ameica and for national sides. It will be interesting to see how he does at Chelsea.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

frankly I do not really care what Ronaldo does.
His stupid behaviour and attitude re his future have turned me off the guy. His performance at the Euros has been poor. As a barcelona supporter, I hope he goes to madrid, an unsettles their side.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

This Ronaldo transfer speculation has gone on far too long for my liking, havn't liked him since the world cup but I personally think the best thing he can do is stay at Man United, though no doubt Scolari will advise him to Madrid so Chelsea arn't likely to face him next season.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I think it's ridiculous. The guy has 5 years on his contract I think.

How much influence will he have over 5 years on the team?

How many shirts will he sell over 5 years?

How can you possibly put a transfer fee on that? In transfer fee terms, his commercial and on-field potential makes him almost priceless.

I can't believe United would sell, unless they absolutely had to legally, and I'm pretty sure they don't.

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comment by Mr. Goo (U2616587)

posted Jun 20, 2008

I think it was a bit harsh to include Nani in the list of disappointing Portuguese wingers. He showed more in his short time on the pitch last night than either Ronaldo or Simao. Indeed, it was he who produced the goal for Helder Postiga. I would admit that his shooting was a bit wayward, but it was also desperate, rather like Portugal's situation at the time. I'd still say he outshone Ronaldo and Simao on the night.

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comment by Mr. Goo (U2616587)

posted Jun 20, 2008

Also, I'd just like to add that I'm actually quite pleased Portugal have gone. It's not that I especially dislike them. I actually enjoy it when they play their best football.

It's just that, although I'm a Man. United fan, I'm fed up of the Ronaldo hysteria, particularly from ITV. I'm just sick of Portugal being referred to constantly as "Ronaldo's Portugal" or hearing about how in tonight's match we will see "Portugal, and Ronaldo" in action.

Yes, he's class. But there's no need to mention him every time you mention Portugal as if we would not expect him to be picked without being reminded!

I just won't miss it.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

if ronaldo wants to go then you have to let him.. i'm a united fan he has given us 4 great years and has won all he can... nothing more to prove and by signing the contract exstension he has increased his transfer value for united.. yes he has handled the situation poorly but that is modern football enjoy the ride while it lasts etc. Good luck for the future ronnie it wont be as good as you think but that is something you will have to learn yourself

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Please stop proclaiming Ronaldo to be the best player in the world,He isn't, Lionel Messi is and by some distance

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I would have thought his valuation has dropped following his performances in Euro 08. It has highlighted just how much legwork has been carried out by his teamates at Utd to allow his undoubted skills to flourish. Also calls into question his standing amongst the true "greats"....True world class greats "change games" grab the moment by the scruff of the neck and drag their teams to victory.....Maradona, Beckenbauer, Cruyff...Ronaldo doesn't have that...too much posturing and preening...

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posted Jun 20, 2008

What..Ronaldo leaving man U..go away!!! No surprise there then as I have said for the past three weeks it was a racing certainty. He may be the best in the world in the PL but on the world stage he is toilet. Last night was great example..he did nothing for Portugal and as ever went missing in the big game. Walked off at the end and didn't shake hands with the Germans..well not that I saw on the tv. A very good atricle by Neil Curtis in today's Sun gets it spot on.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

'it is time for some questions to be answered regarding the future of the world’s best footballer'

- why? is Messi leaving Barca?

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comment by karenma (U7484302)

posted Jun 20, 2008

Personally, don't care for Ronaldo since the last World Cup. But that aside, Ronaldo has definitely not shown the excellence that he has in the Premier league - has anyone thought that perhaps it is his team at Old Trafford who bring out the best in him and make him out to be the star he is!

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Mr. Stevenson the world's best footballer? According to who? According to the British press and ManUnited of course. More hype = more money.

Deco in this tournament put him in the shade. Just like Messi had put him in the shade when they met. Ask Portuguese fans and Ronaldo is just one of their squad.

Yes Ronaldo is the world's best footballer...when there isn't another world class player on the pitch.

ManU should definitely cash in, it's a terrific opportunity to cut their massive debt.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

"World's best footballer"? Clearly he was the premier league's best player last season but last night he wasn't even Portugal's best footballer. Deco was fantastic last night. Even looking like Ronnie Corbett. Even Nani showed up Ronaldo when he came on. The Germans had Ronaldo in their pocket all night and players like Schweinsteiger and Podolski looked better players.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Ronaldo had stated that he'd like to go down in Man U folklore and become a legend. You can't do that after just one great season.

I don't understand the attraction of Real Madrid- they aren't the side they were in the 50's so why is almost every players' dream to play for them? Isn't man U good enough? The guy is just plain greedy.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Cristiano Ronaldo is a brilliant player, but best in the world he is not. He is still behind Kaka and Messi. Too many times he fails when it really matters, although he still has plenty of time to do that. Until he does deliver a true great performance in a final of a big tournament, he cannot be hailed as the best.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Ronaldo had stated that he'd like to go down in Man U folklore and become a legend. You can't do that after just one great season.

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Why not, George Best did !!!!!!

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I think it was a bit harsh to include Nani in the list of disappointing Portuguese wingers. He showed more in his short time on the pitch last night than either Ronaldo or Simao. Indeed, it was he who produced the goal for Helder Postiga. I would admit that his shooting was a bit wayward, but it was also desperate, rather like Portugal's situation at the time. I'd still say he outshone Ronaldo and Simao on the night.
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have to agree with you.
he was fantastic last nite. sounds bitter but can any one say ronaldo has played amazing in this tournament?!?!?!?!?
he wants to go and we will gladly take 80m
Bring on next season!!!

UTD UTD UTD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I'm a United fan and i'm sick of this messing around. If Ronaldo goes, he goes. United have lost big players before and we will do again. Ronaldo isn't going to win more trophies by moving and if he doesn't want to play at Old Trafford anymore with some of the best young talent in the world then quite frinkly he's a fool. He isn't bigger than the club, no one player is.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Scolari ran out of luck, playing Germany instead of England in a major championship quarter final.

I think the jury is definitely out on whether his international 'form' can be translated into club success. Chelsea fans have pointed out that he managed in South America effectively, but that was years ago and light years away from the quality he will now have to produce.

I think Chelsea have made an error. Mancini - though annoying in many ways - has shown he can grind out a title using a big squad and sometimes prosaic football. Mark Hughes would have been the bold selection. Should real efforts have been made to secure Moyes or O'Neill?

I see Scolari walking out over some pretext and managing somewhere nice, like Australia or Bermuda or the Maldives to a surprisingly strong World Cup showing. His comments about the Chelsea job were so ludicrously mercenary he clearly is going solely for the cash, not the challenge.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

comment by RedSparkyMarky (U10466092)
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Ronaldo had stated that he'd like to go down in Man U folklore and become a legend. You can't do that after just one great season.

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Why not, George Best did !!!!!!



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Come on everyone knows George had more than one great season - who are you trying to kid?

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posted Jun 20, 2008

He's a spectacular player but he's not the best in the world. Deco was magnificent last night, he ran the midfield and was involved in everything, Ronaldo was on the fringes of the game and Germany had him well covered. As others have said even Nani looked more threatening when he came on. Ronnie wasn't the best Portugese player, let alone the best in the tournament.

Great players like Maradonna, Ronaldo (the fat one), Van Basten, Zidane etc. go to these tournaments as great players and leave as legends. Cristiano Ronaldo has left each major International tournament he's played in as a disappointment.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I think i'm finally starting to realise why so many people hate this man. He's left us in limbo for weeks now, a total disgrace.

I for one was glad to see the Germans beat them last night and for Ronaldo to have a shocker. He doesn't want to play for this club anymore. The club that made him. The club that nurtured his obvious talent. The club who made him the player he is today. The club who stood by him when many wanted to see the back of him after the World Cup. His behaviour has been disgraceful to firstly Sir Alex, his coaching staff, his fellow professionals, but above all us the fans. We are the people who pay this guys wages, we are the people who idolise his glorious talents.

I want to see players who are willing to give everything for my team, like Vidic, Hargreaves, Tevez & Rooney. These players are real men on the field and would never dream of treating Sir Alex this way. I for one am devestated that we have seen the last of one of the greatest players to have ever wore the red shirt. But at 23, he's not even at his peak yet. This will be the biggest mistake he has ever made. Real Madrid will not win the Champions League next season, or be anywhere near. They do not have the team spirit Sir Alex instills his his players at Old Trafford.

I'm sure Sir Alex will do the best thing for us and take Real to the cleaners. This will free up some major money with which we can invest in a new right back and also another centre forward. Players come and players go, but we'll keep the Red flag flying high, coz Man United will never die.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

If Ronaldo does hand in a transfer request I fully hope United tell him where to stuff it.

It might not make financial sense, but it'd send a strong message to both Real Madrid and other players. Selling him just opens the door for Real to do as they please.

There is a certain amount of justice in United being bullied by a bigger team - they're hardly know for reticence when trying to dislodge a player from another team - but it really is time for a club to stand their ground, and - should he hand in a request - I can't think of a better example than Ronaldo.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Thank god Portugal are out and this annoyingly epic transfer saga can be put to bed. Yoink's right, the player's tied down and shouldn't be allowed to leave at anything other than a cataclysmic amount. Hate to say it but he was undoubtedly the deciding factor last year (although he definitely has a tendency to disappear in big games all to often) and the revenue he'll generate in his remaining years on his contract, in all aspects of the game far outshadow any amount Real could realistically offer. The Glazer's know this as does AF. As for Scolari, he should be good for the PL, seems a character and not afraid to make bold and brash moves. Don't know if he'll be able to feed Abram's thirst for entertaining attack minded football though. Hmmm. Who could he bring in... whistle

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Man U should sell Ronaldo if he doesn't want to stay at the club and is going to turn in more performances like last night! And especially if Madrid, having stated money is not a problem, are prepared to pay nearer towards the £100m mark.

Scolari ended on a very disappointing note with Portugal. Not sure what Chelsea fans are thinking after he failed to inspire such a talented group of players against a not exactly fantastic German side.

It was good that the Portuguese were having to chase the game though so viewers did not have to put up with their time wasting antics.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Ronaldo had stated that he'd like to go down in Man U folklore and become a legend. You can't do that after just one great season.

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Why not, George Best did !!!!!!


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get your facts right before commenting ridiculous comments. George best for manchester united:

Years: 1963 to 1974
Appearances: 361
Goals: 138

Cristiano Ronaldo:

Years: 2003 to 2008
Appearances: 163
Goals: 66

Stats dont lie George Best was at the club for tiwce as long, over 10 years, made more than twice as many appearances and scored more than twice as many goals. ONe good season??

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Best footballer at United - and that's all. Typical premier league hype this article. He wants to play for a bigger club so who can blame him.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Great players like Maradonna, Ronaldo (the fat one), Van Basten, Zidane etc. go to these tournaments as great players and leave as legends. Cristiano Ronaldo has left each major International tournament he's played in as a disappointment.
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I think that's a little harsh. At the last world cup he was clearly the best young player there, it was only hte media that stopped him get the award.

I don't think he's had a poor tournament, but he certainly hasn't set it on fire either. I actually don't think anybody for Portugal did, for all the nice touches they flatter to decieve somewhat.

I think he was the best in the world last year. I think Messi and Kaka are better players, but between injuries and drops in forms they were behind Ronaldo in the last 12 months.

He'll go, we'll get a great deal and life will go on. For what it's worth, out of the 3 parties involved I think United will come out of this whole thing the best

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posted Jun 20, 2008

the ronaldo fiasco has gone on far too long
if i was united - sell him
no team depends on one player

get rid and get on with pre season

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posted Jun 20, 2008

pls stop refering to him as the worlds best footballer!! he is not!!

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comment by U12171783

posted Jun 20, 2008

Rooney and Tevez are the best players at Man Utd. As long as those two are still there next year, then Man Utd will continue to be strong.

How typical of the English media to label the Premiership's golden boy as "best player in the world" with absolutely no regard for the fantastic talent residing in other leagues around Europe.

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comment by ericj23 (U1811927)

posted Jun 20, 2008

i'd rather keep him for a year - simply so we can try out other formations and get the squad used to playing without him - and also the millions of t-shirt sales from the world player of the year wouldn't go amis either

he'll be worth exactly the same amount next year - but this only owrks if he can be convinced to put the effort in this year

I just hope querioz and fergie can keep him motivated

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I'm as tired of this saga as every other United fan and probably most other football fans, who are weary of Ronaldo hogging the headlines by saying little but hinting much.

Here is the solution: SAF, don't wait for Ronaldo's announcement, demonstrate to him - and the world - once and for all that United are far bigger than one player will ever be and put him on the transfer list.

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comment by OP (U5654080)

posted Jun 20, 2008

Ronaldo has again been pretty ambiguous about his future post match. Ignoring the tabloid press (& The Times) he says he is waiting for some sort of agreement and he hasn't decided to join Real. Perhaps when they don't offer him £300,000 after tax he will be offended. Unfortunately for him he was found out in the Tournament as not as good as he would like to believe he is, perhaps the hype might die off. Either way it seems a silly move, almost as though he wants to go for the sake of it.

Anyway I think this still has some way to run. But he probably should go as I don't know how the tabloid reading United fans would take him after this, even if he suddenly says I am staying I have signed a contract improvement, the suspicion of him being a mercenary is there, the seed has been sown, as a result he should be off as I think he has serious misjudged the loyalty of English football fans to their clubs and the way they percieve players who behave like this, he should have spoken with Cashley Cole.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

our thoughts are with eduardo i could not agree more, the true greats leave their mark on a tournament ronaldo and ronaldinho who were hyped up beyond belief,have shown that they are not in the same category of players as you mentioned zidane,pele,maradona,cruyff etc

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Ronaldo never looks quite as good when it's not a premier league game. In the PL he's undisputed king, but in the champions league he's never shone quite a brightly. The same goes for the European Championships.

I say cash in on him while he's worth so much and bring in a couple of world class replacements.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I think it would be shame for the neutrals if ronaldo was to leave the prem league. Over the last 2 seasons he has matured into becoming one of the best players in the world and on occassions he has won games for man utd on his own.

However i think he is a coward. He only says he wants to leave when he is away from manchester. Its good for him that keane is not at man utd because i would expect he would have sorted him out by now.

I dont think any player is worth £75 million, and id madrid offer that sort of money then i think utd should accept it. I know its what the player wants, but do utd fans really want a player at the club who clearly has got no respect for your great club.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Its time questions were asked about some of these sports writers comming out with comments
" the world's best footballer " in respect of this Ronaldo.

Obviously must be a man ure supporter, this guy is no where near the worlds best! so stop kidding yourself take of those rose tinted glasses and dispense with your Trinkets of Teciet and behold, THE REAL WORLD the guy is and will reamin good but never the best im afraid, Dream ON ok

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I'm sick of this story! If Ronaldo can't see himself that he's at the right club, i don't think we should keep him! If Real are willing to pay the reported 75m, then accept it. The quicker the better so we can go in the transfer market! We could get say Berbatov and Ronaldinho and still have 15m to spare!

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I have to agree with some of the other comments - that Deco was by far and away Portugal's best player - not just last night, but for the whole of the tournament. He dictates the play and everything goes through him - ensuring the TEAM play well. Whereas Ronaldo plays for himself - for personal glory.

To be honest, I dont rate him as the best in the world - he is a great player - but nowhere near Messi - who IMO is going to be up there with Maradona and Ronaldinho in years to come.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

I'm a united fan, but his attitude is crap. NO-ONE leaves united and goes on to better things! get rid of him and buy either benzema or ronaldinho. Ronaldo is useless in the big games, against germany he was crap. Apart from his goal in the CL final he was crap too. He's nothing like the best in the world, he's become a victim of his own ego. He is however the undisputed best in the world at making below average defenders look like bafoons, this however reverses when you get good defenders.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Cheerio Ronnie, you've done Utd proud for a few years, but all that hair gel has finally seeped into your brain and you have let yourself down badly. I'll be glad to see the back of him now, let Nani take his place and see the difference. No man bigger than the club and all that. Already have my bet on him going for £75m. Nice little earner.

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posted Jun 20, 2008

muppets - anyone who thinks the Mancs wont miss Ronaldo 42 goals single handly won the champs league and prem (top scorers)and they say rooney and tevez were their best players face facts and reality and come out of dream land!

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posted Jun 20, 2008

Lets all stop being bitter all this about Kaka and Messi etc i'm struggling to think of the last game either of these players actually won a world cup final on there own of took a big match by the scruff of the neck (apart from milan last year) Ronaldo is the world player of the year... that doesnt mean he is the best player in the world just means he has been the best this year there is a difference

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posted Jun 20, 2008

how anyone thinks ronaldo is the world's best player is beyond me. granted he had a great season in england this year, but most english teams defend very high up the pitch and don't retain possession very well, so are set up to be counter attacked.

he has consistently failed to be the best player on the pitch at the highest level, he disappeared last night, and it wasn't the first time.

the hype in the uk is embarrassing. if real really are keen to pay £75m for him. take the money and cah in on the hype.

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