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Fergie's warning for Ronaldo

2009-04-12 13:32

Manchester - Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has warned star winger Cristiano Ronaldo that he can't have everything his own way.

The world player of the year has cut a frustrated figure at times this season and was guilty of giving the ball away in the lead-up to goals for Aston Villa and Porto in the last week.

Ronaldo was the key figure in United's march to the Premier League and Champions League double last season but Ferguson has made sure the Portuguese star knows what is expected.

He said: "No, I don't accept that he will give goals away because of the player he is, I speak to him about it. I don't accept that from anyone.

"In European football, if you give the ball away it takes a long time to get it back.

"He always feels he's not getting the proper protection from referees and I think that, maybe, in quite a few cases he is right, and a few cases he is not right.

"It's hard when a player who wants to entertain doesn't get everything his own way. But you can't get everything your own way.

"He understands that and there's not a problem with that. It's just a frustration that he feels he doesn't get the decision and he gets upset about it.

"I think, obviously, he doesn't enjoy that and he knows he's letting himself down more than anything.

"He holds his hands up. I have had to remind him about that but I'm not getting into what has been said."

AFP

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  • West - 2009-04-15 14:18

    Boy, you give away ball, you gotta chase da man man.. dont lift hands in air, we get beaten by meswatlha.

  • Happy People! - 2009-04-16 18:39

    Gotta get up, fight back for the ball boy! Don't rely on favours from the referee. Man Utd for always! Happy People forever!

  • Happy People! - 2009-04-16 18:39

    Gotta get up, fight back for the ball boy! Don't rely on favours from the referee. Man Utd for always! Happy People forever!

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