“I’m deciding whether to accept a new bet”

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    ehsanul Bestower of favours

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    Alex Ferguson lost £ 400 this afternoon to Cristiano Ronaldo, or he will lose if the bet is not re-arranged, as was recently suggested by the Manchester coach, who claimed, jokingly, that he made the rules. “I still haven’t had a chance to talk to the coach”, said Cristiano Ronaldo to Gestifute Media. “At the end of the game, it was all very quick, because a lot of players had to go and meet up with their national teams, as in my case, and I didn’t have time to talk about the subject, but when I get back to Manchester we are going to talk”, he added. It was the first time that Cristiano Ronaldo has got the better of Ferguson: in the first year, he had bet 10 goals and the player scored nine, and last season he bet 15 and only scored 12. The bet this third season was the same.

    At the moment, Cristiano Ronaldo still does not know what he’s going to do. And now he has reached his target, there is a chance that they will re-set the bet, as Ferguson suggested. “We’ll see when I get back. I still don’t know if I’m going to take it. Maybe we’ll reach an agreement and place a new bet. I don’t know… I am going to think about this and later we’ll see what we do”, he said with a huge smile.

    If the decision is made to re-arrange the bet, Cristiano Ronaldo doesn’t know what number of goals will be on the table. “I hope to get a few more, but I really don’t know. The only guarantee I can give is that I will continue to work just as hard to continue to develop. But of course I hope to get more. I just don’t know how many”.

    A well as beating Ferguson, the forward who Gestifute represent equalled Didier Drogba in the list of highest scorers in the Premier League, but this is not his principal objective. “It is good to be in this position, but the most important thing was the victory for Manchester and that we will hold on to a six point lead over Chelsea”, he explained. “Whether or not I am the highest scorer is less important, because I am not bothered about being top. What I am concerned about is Manchester being the best, and we are on the right track to win the title”.

    The truth is that, whether he gets the money or not, the Portuguese phenomenon got his 15th goal of the season in 24 games, having got the first for United in their 4-0 win over Tottenham this afternoon (scoring from a penalty which he had won), and also setting up the third. It was a sort of early birthday present to himself, as he reaches 22 talented years today. “It’s funny that I thought about it before the game”, he confessed. “This game, the goal and the assist was a present that I gave myself and it was very good, it was a great present”, he added.

    Cristiano Ronaldo played a major role in another important victory for Manchester United, who didn’t submit to the pressure imposed by the victory for Chelsea the previous day. Playing in London at Tottenham, United started their scoring after a foul on Cristiano Ronaldo in the eighteen-yard box, in the first minute of time added on before the interval. The Portuguese international himself turned a penalty into a goal, placing a strong shot inside the right post, and then celebrating his 15th goal of a season that has been notable since the start

    But the adventures of Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t end here. Because between long distance shots that tested the opposing goalkeeper Robinson, the forward set up the third goal for Manchester United, thanks to an absolutely fantastic move in which he danced past Lee before reaching the touch line and placing a perfect cross, which Paul Scholes only had to nudge to put the ball into the bottom of the net. That was after 54 minutes, and moments before Vidic had given his team a 0-2 lead.

    With the game won, because every time United attacked there was panic in the Tottenham defence, Alex Ferguson decided to change his biggest stars, taking Cristiano Ronaldo off 23 minutes before the end. It was while he was in the changing room that the Portuguese player saw his team’s fourth goal (77mins), scored by Giggs.
    With this win, Manchester kept their six-point lead over Chelsea. And Cristiano Ronaldo is now top of the list of highest scorers in the Premier League, alongside Drogba.
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    Hellboy Full Member

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    Class act, feck u scolari
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    kanchelskis14 New Member

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    Why 'feck you Scolari'? :confused:
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    He advised Ronaldo to switch clubs and move somewhere where he'd be a star in a previous interview, probably made up.
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    Nialler Alex's Dad

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    because it is alleged that Scolari has prompted Ronaldo to leave and join Barcelona
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    BAMSOLA Has issues!

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    Neil_Buchanan Cock'd

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    double or quits
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    bollox Full Member

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    Ha - now that would be a tall order! I'm absolutely praying that he beats Drogba for the golden boot...

    Has any midfielder ever won it before?
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    kanchelskis14 New Member

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    He should definetly get 18 goals, if not reach the 20 mark, which is acceptable for a top quality striker. He may get another 3 from the spot alone.
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    Rahul Full Member

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    i reckon he'll get to 20 goals. I can see him scoring against Charlton.

    I'm glad he's our new penalty taker. Just looks the more confident of hitting the back of the net.
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    With 12 league games to go I'm pretty confident he will score at least 5 more. We rely on him now to some extent, and as you said penalties will do their thing.

    He's yet to score in Champions League though which is a bit worrying.
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    kanchelskis14 New Member

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    Agree, i kept raising that issue in the summer when discussing the departure of Ruud. Ruud was the only player who bothered to score for us in Europe, but at the beginning of this season, we went into Europe with a front free of Rooney-Ronaldo-Saha two of whom had never scored in the competition, and another who had only scored in one game in two years. Rooney and Ronaldo really do need to get goals in Europe.
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    definitely worth a bitch slap... :nono:

    sir alex should just go double or nothing and raise the goals to 30
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    Any word on his new contract?
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    sincher "I will cry if Rooney leaves"

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    It can only be a matter of time surely.

    It's true that you often need to be clinical in Europe though, and Ruud was for us.
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    Portugal coach Luiz Felipe Scolari has denied saying Cristiano Ronaldo should leave Manchester United for Barcelona.
    Ronaldo, 22, has had rave reviews this season, leading to the Portuguese winger being linked to a summer move.

    Scolari was reported as saying Ronaldo would benefit from joining Barca but insists he did not make the comment.

    He said: "I don't have any explanation on this matter, for what they wrote or didn't write. What I say goes in one ear and out the other."

    He didn't say that. 100%

    Cristiano Ronaldo on Scolari's reported comments

    Ronaldo scored his 15th goal of the season in United's 4-0 win at Tottenham on Sunday.

    But, while tipping him to become one of the world's best players, Scolari added that all he was interested in was Ronaldo's international future.

    When asked about the matter, Ronaldo said he was unaware of the reports.

    "I don't know anything about it," he said. "He didn't say that - 100%."

    Last week, United insisted that Ronaldo was not for sale - at any price.



    Source: BBC
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    Vinay Muppet in Training

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    I think Rooney and Ronaldo will come good in the Champions League too. It just does not make sense if they would not score at least once each against Lille...