A day after Cristiano Ronaldo stated that it was a dream of his to play for Real Madrid, Manchester United stated very clearly that its star player is not for sale. The club released this statement on its website:
"Further to Friday’s press speculation about where Cristiano Ronaldo’s future lies, the club has moved to reiterate its stance on the matter: United are not listening to offers.
"The club reaffirmed to ManUtd.com on Friday morning that the 23-year-old United star is ‘not for sale’."
Well, so much for that.
What do you think? Is this just a ploy by Man U as it negotiates? Are Man U and Real Madrid really headed for a battle? Has Ronaldo played his last game for Man U? Share your thoughts below.