Join Now | 
HomeAboutContact UsPrivacy & SecurityAdvertise
Soccer America DailySpecial EditionAround The NetSoccer Business InsiderCollege Soccer ReporterYouth Soccer ReporterSoccer on TVSoccer America Classifieds
Paul Gardner: SoccerTalkSoccer America ConfidentialYouth Soccer InsiderWorld Cup Watch
RSS FeedsArchivesManage SubscriptionsSubscribe
Order Current IssueSubscribeManage My SubscriptionRenew My SubscriptionGift Subscription
My AccountJoin Now
Tournament CalendarCamps & AcademiesSoccer GlossaryClassifieds
Portugal Teammate Says Ronaldo Will Leave Man United
The Guardian, February 14th, 2007 3:25PM

MOST READ


The rumor mill this week paints a broader picture of disquiet at Europe's top clubs. Real Madrid and Chelsea's woes are well-documented, but reports in the Spanish media indicate that all is not well at Manchester United and Barcelona.

Valencia midfielder Hugo Viana revealed that Portugal teammate Cristiano Ronaldo definitely wants out of Manchester United at the end of the season. Viana, a former player at Newcastle United, told the Spanish media the winger "will leave within little time" and move to a club "more important than United." Both Real Madrid and Barcelona are pursuing the 21-year old Ronaldo. During last week's friendly between Brazil and Portugal at Emirates Stadium in London, Barca sporting director Txiki Begiristain was spotted talking to Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes. Of course, both deny discussing a possible move for the player.

The Guardian report also added color to the Barcelona situation, claiming that infighting between players and coaches is worse than the Catalan is leading on. Aside from launching a tirade on Tuesday against Coach Franck Rijkaard and striker Ronaldinho, striker Samuel Eto'o said Barca is a team with "two sides at war," where Ronaldinho and Eto'o find themselves on opposing sides. Eto'o told reporters that he didn't have to answer to either Rijkaard or Ronaldinho, only the club's management. He also insinuated that the Brazilian often doesn't give 100 percent and is frequently absent from training due to small knocks. Read the original story...


No comments yet.

Sign in to leave a comment. Don't have an account? Join Now




AUTHORS

ARCHIVES
FOLLOW SOCCERAMERICA

Recent Section 2 Around the Net
Reports: Messi Close to Barca Pay Raise    
According to reports in Spain, Lionel Messi is close to agreeing a contract extension with Barcelona ...
Scholes Named Man United Assistant Coach     
Paul Scholes on Wednesday was named as an assistant coach to interim Manchester United coach Ryan ...
FIFA Suspends Barca Transfer Sentence    
FIFA on Wednesday temporarily suspended the transfer ban handed to Barcelona for violating its rules regarding ...
Donovan on Moyes     
Landon Donovan on Wednesday sounded off on the news that Manchester United had fired head coach ...
Moyes Speaks Out About United Dismissal     
David Moyes on Wednesday broke his silence after being fired as head coach of Manchester United ...
Simeone: Atleti Tried to Score vs. Chelsea    
Diego Simeone said that in contrast to Chelsea, Atletico Madrid tried to score during the first ...
Mourinho Would Field Weakened Team at Anfield     
Jose Mourinho suggested that Chelsea might have given up on the Premier League title after the ...
Scolari turns criticism back onto the critics    
Brazil coach Luiz Felipe Scolari is shrugging off criticism of several players as tension and excitement ...
Qatar begins down-sizing World Cup plans    
Qatar plans to scale back plans for the World Cup it is scheduled to host in ...
German unions request leniency for late arrival during World Cup    
German union leaders want employers to show leniency towards their soccer-supporting workers by allowing them to ...
>> Section 2 Around the Net Archives