Ferguson confident Ronaldo will stay

Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is convinced Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at Old Trafford.

Despite continued claims from Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon that the Spanish giants have the money to buy the Portuguese winger, Ferguson is in no doubt the 23-year-old will stay put.

“I’m very confident about that,” he told The Sun.

“It’s a game Real play all the time. In the past they’ve done it with David Beckham; they’ve done it with (Ruud) Van Nistelrooy; they’ve done it with my fitness coach last summer – so we’re used to it.

“I am more than confident Cristiano will be with us next year. The Glazer family will not be messed about in this situation.

“We want Cristiano to stay for a long, long time. He is on a fantastic contract and quite rightly so – he’s the best player in the world.”

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