Carlo Ancelotti working hard to stop Man Utd from stealing Cristiano Ronaldo
The newly unveiled Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti claims he is raring to lead the club’s attack with Cristiano Ronaldo. The Italian tactician admits he is delighted with the opportunity to guide Cristiano Ronaldo next season.
Carlo Ancelotti also dismissed rumors suggesting the coveted Portuguese forward was edging towards a move to Manchester United this summer. The 54-year-old manager’s statements arrive amidst reports suggesting Cristiano Ronaldo travelled to meet with Manchester United officials secretly.
In his first press conference as the Real Madrid manager, Carlo Ancelotti moved quickly to rule out the sale of Cristiano Ronaldo. Carlo Ancelotti, who has managed football stars at AC Milam, Chelsea, Juventus and Paris Saint-Germain, confessed it was an “honor to coach a player like Ronaldo”.
“My opinion is easy. Ronaldo's a fantastic, marvellous player,” Carlo Ancelotti said. “It's an honor to coach a player like Ronaldo like it was to coach Zidane. Ronaldo was not on the list of players like Brazilian Ronaldo, Zidane and Ronaldinho that I coached.
“He will be on the list of players I coached now and I am so happy for that.”
Carlo Ancelotti refrained from discussing Cristiano Ronaldo’s future with Real Madrid and didn’t make it clear whether the 28-year-old Portugal international could be put in the transfer market in the future.
Meanwhile, Spanish newspaper El Pais claims Cristiano Ronaldo will meet with Manchester United official “in the next few days”. Cristiano Ronaldo, who was signed in by Real Madrid from Manchester United in 2009 for £80 million, is reportedly interested in returning to his old home, the Old Trafford.
The new Manchester United manager David Moyes hasn’t commented on the situation yet. Interestingly, the former Old Trafford boss Sir Alex Ferguson, who is considered to be a father-like figure by Cristiano Ronaldo, has remained surprisingly quite on this matter as well.
David Moyes is currently busy trying to convince Wayne Rooney to take back his transfer request. It is believed Manchester United have the funds to make an audacious bid on Cristiano Ronaldo, a move that will secure Wayne Rooney and bolster Manchester United’s attack.