Fergie fuming as United star Cristiano Ronaldo sustains calf injury in Portugal
26 March 2009 11:30
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Sir Alex Ferguson's blood will be boiling after pictures emerged of Cristiano Ronaldo with his leg heavily strapped on international duty. The Manchester United boss is praying his star men steer clear of injuries ahead of their return to Old Trafford next week.
But the images of Ronaldo with an ice pack strapped to his left calf will leave Fergie fuming - and that's before Portugal's crunch World Cup qualifier with Sweden on Saturday.
Portugal bosses have moved to assure fans that the World Player of the Year is not seriously injured but United will be concerned as they chase the Quintuple.
Ronaldo is expected to play a key role in the Red Devils' attempts to finish the season with an unprecedented five trophies. Ferguson is also keeping a close eye on the rest of his stars as they represent their countries in international week.
Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, Michael Carrick and Ben Foster are all with England, while there are a dozen more players on duty around the world.