Ferguson expecting another Ronaldo saga

Alex Ferguson has again fanned the flames of Manchester United's battle with Real Madrid over Cristiano Ronaldo.

Alex Ferguson has again fanned the flames of Manchester United's battle with Real Madrid over Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ferguson and United made it clear during the summer they did not approve of Madrid's efforts to entice Ronaldo to the Bernabeu, and the United boss has now claimed he does not believe their pursuit is over.

The Premier League and Champions League winners refused to sell the Portuguese forward and Madrid president Ramon Calderon recently said they would only reignite their interest if United wanted to do a deal.

This week has seen a war of words between Ferguson and Calderon, and the United boss said: "I don't care two monkeys about our relationship with Real Madrid to be honest with you.

"We have the player we want. They don't have the player they would like. All that is going on regarding Calderon is to do with the fact that they couldn't get Cristiano.

"Calderon promised so much that he would get the lad. Some of his comments are ridiculous. There is a complete arrogance about it all.

"There was no question of Ronaldo leaving anyway, absolutely no question."

Ferguson added: "Yes, it's possible that these are the first shots of another attempt to get him. They do it all the time. We're ready.

"We have enough ammunition ready. I'm only using one gun at the moment. I'll get the gatling gun out in January!"

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