Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo to foot £20000 bill for Ferrari crash

20 February 2009 09:33
The Portuguese international's car was written off after the £200,000 vehicle hit both walls of a tunnel that runs underneath the airport.

Now Manchester Airport authorities have contacted Ronaldo, via his insurers, to ask that the player pays £20,000 to repair the damage that saw brickwork dislodged and railings buckled as well as a smashed exit door, reports the Daily Mirror


Ronaldo was unhurt in the accident suffered on the way to training with the club on the morning of Jan 8.

The Portuguese star was able to get out of the crashed car and showed no sign of pain at the time. He was spoken to at the scene by police investigating the incident but no further action followed.

The front end of the Ferrari was smashed during impact and one wheel was wrenched off.

Police investigators later found brake discs on the car were broken, though experts from the Italian car manufacturers insist the damage was caused by the collision and the car had been in perfect condition.

With a United salary of around £120,000-a-week, the cost of repairs to the tunnel should be easily met by the player.

Source: Telegraph