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Fatherly Advice From Fergie

  • AFP, Monday, July 21, 2008 4:30 PM
Cristiano Ronaldo still insists he wants to move to Real Madrid, but Sir Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, says it would be wrong for the 23-year-old Ronaldo to go to Real Madrid so young.

Fergie went so far as to say that Madrid is the last place he should be attempting to move to. "If you were asked for advice by your son," he said. "You would give him the best advice and the worst thing Ronaldo could do at the age of 23 is to go to Real Madrid."

Speaking from Durban, South Africa, where United is on tour, Ferguson says the English club is the one for Ronaldo. Why? Ronaldo has four years left on a five-year contract. "That's definite because I have seen his signature."

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