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Ronaldo content to stay

04 Oct 2007 - 07:05:08

Portugal international Cristiano Ronaldo insists he is happy with the decision he took after the 2006 World Cup to stay at Manchester United.

The 22-year-old was tipped to leave Old Trafford after his spat with United team-mate Wayne Rooney during Portugal's quarter-final win against England 15 months ago.

Ronaldo was vilified for his part in Rooney's red card as Portugal went on to clinch victory in a penalty shoot-out.

"My relationship with Wayne is great and always has been, before the World Cup, after the World Cup and now," he said.

"Sometimes after a game when you are hot-headed you say something you don't want to say.

"Then afterwards, you realise the real thing and you think the people are good, the club is fantastic and everything is sorted.

"Sometimes before I was thinking about other clubs but my agent and me took the decision and this for me is the best club.

"It's been fantastic for me. I have enjoyed playing for this club for five years and I want to keep going and I want to stay.

"When the club say they don't want me any more I will leave. But I enjoy staying here. I like to be part of the history of this club. You have everything here."

Ronaldo has scored 52 goals in 198 appearances for United since his £12.24million switch from Sporting Lisbon in August 2003.


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