Straight from the horse’s mouth:
“Manchester United is delighted to announce that it has agreed terms with Cristiano Ronaldo on a new five year contract keeping him at the club until at least June 2012.
Sir Alex Ferguson said: “It is fantastic news, it emphasises the point that Cristiano is happy here and that he is at the right club.
“He has a great relationship with the team, staff and the fans and he will go on to be one of Manchester United’s great players.”
Cristiano added: “I am delighted. I spoke with Sir Alex and David Gill about my future and everyone knew that I wanted to stay.
“I am very happy at the club and I want to win trophies and hopefully we will do that this season.””
Can we please get back to the football now?
I can also guarantee that Manchester United are not paying Ronaldo 140k / week. That’s rubbish. To start off with, Ronaldo hasn’t made those demands, that number was pushed by the Guardian – that paragon of virtue who were reporting as late as yesterday that Real Madrid would pay 54m for Ronaldo and that Ronaldo was more than eager to leave Manchester United.
Also, do you seriously think that a club would pay a young player 40k/week more than what they pay their other top stars? You’ve GOT to be kidding me…
Anyway, Ronnie signs the expected contract extension at Manchester United, get’s a pay raise, United pay Mendes as well, everyone’s happy and now, Real Madrid must look elsewhere.
Expect the mainstream media to be extremely disappointed – their biggest story of the summer is now out of the window.
Pour Mourinho – they’re going to descend on him in hordes now.