Messageboard : Has Ferguson met his match in Ronaldo?
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Friday 12 Dec 2008 13:00:00
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Courtesy of 'Keverson'

And so it was on 65 minutes of last nights late Premiership Kick Off that the current boss at Old Trafford made headlines.

Having just missed an open goal and taken a knock in the process Cristiano Ronaldo decided not to play a one two with his rampaging right back, meekly kicking the ball out of play and heading straight for the tunnel. He had decided to sub himself.

Up in the stands his Number 2 looked dumbstruck panicking on his phone trying to rectify the situation.

Throughout the game the newly crowned European Footballer of the Year looked disinterested. It was a cold night, he was tackled hard and Sunderland had more than a few buses parked on the goal line. But it was obvious to all that Ronaldo had more than one eye on his forthcoming award ceremony.

He would have much rather have been in Paris than Manchester so at around 18:45 he took it upon himself to jog off the pitch, take an early shower and get ready for his flight, he had had enough.

Fergie on the other hand was left to bite his nails hoping beyond hope their team could break the dead lock which they duly did.

In the post match press conference Fergie supported his boss's decision claiming that

"There was no need for him to come to the bench, though. The best thing is to get treatment straightaway. It was the sensible thing to do."

It is a funny situation currently at Old Trafford.

According to some Fergie has been through this before with the maverick talent of Cantona and the celebrity status of Beckham. He eventually won those battles by winning more trophies without them BUT....

Neither Cantona or Beckham were capable of scoring 30+ Prem goals a season while assisting with 30+ others.

Basically Ronaldo is irreplaceable. Fergie knows that and Ronaldo also knows that.

As seen in the summer Fergie knowing how much of a loss Ronaldo would be desperately begged and pleaded with him. Eventually Ronaldo took pity on his old man and stayed.

So desperate is Fergie to overhaul Liverpool's superiority in British football he was quite happy to sell his soul to the devil.

The Devil has now come calling and leans heavily over Old Trafford.

He wear's the No. 7 shirt with an arrogance that suggests he is bigger than the team he is currently in charge of.

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