Dimitar Berbatov, a teammate of Cristiano Ronaldo in the run-up to the Portuguese international’s departure from Manchester United to Real Madrid (2008/09), admitted he was surprised by the news that the Portuguese forward could sign for Manchester City.
“I was surprised. I was reading the news and thought it was his choice. It happened to other players like Peter Schmeichel or Carlos Tevez who moved to City (after playing with United). It would be a huge disappointment to see Ronaldo in City, especially for the fans”, says the Bulgarian striker. Previously, in a statement to the newspaper. Mirror.
“We don’t really know what happened. Were there contacts with Manchester City? She talked about what? Or, in the end, was it just a rumor and he never wanted to go there?”
It will also be confirmed a call from Alex Ferguson to Cristiano Ronaldo, allegedly deterring the Portuguese star from heading to the stadium. And what would the former coach’s reaction be? Red Devils To see your former student sign the opponent? “Fortunately, we’ll never know.”
“If this is true, we can see the outcome of that phone call. And so perhaps there was interest from Citi, which prompted Ferguson to pick up the phone and step in. Berbatov concluded that he may not have taken the news lightly…».
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