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Ronaldo: I'm staying at Manchester United

Published 22/05/2009

Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked repeatedly with a move to Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked repeatedly with a move to Real Madrid

Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo insists he will remain at Old Trafford next season.

Ronaldo’s future is constantly under the spotlight and Real Madrid have again been linked with a move for the Portugal international.

United are adamant he is not for sale but if Florentino Perez wins the Madrid presidential elections he is likely to make signing the World Player of the Year his number one priority.

However, Ronaldo claims Perez’s efforts would be futile.

"At the moment I’m only thinking about the (Champions League) final independently of what will happen to me or my team-mates next season," he said.

"I’m sure Perez would create an incredible team at Madrid but at the moment I’m at United and I don’t care about what happens there. I only care about what will happen next season at Manchester United."

United face Madrid’s bitter rivals Barcelona in Wednesday’s Champions League final.

"It will be very difficult to do it again, because Barcelona have a good team, great players and a great coach," added Ronaldo. "The two teams are very good, they play very well and they have dream squads."

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