Fergie: Ronaldo is unbuyable

Sir Alex Ferguson would always welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back to Man United but admitted the forward is now "unbuyable".

Last Updated: 18/11/12 at 11:10 Post Comment    Bet with SkyBet  Premier League. Click here to bet.

Latest Articles

Ancelotti backed for Man Utd job

Post comment

A gamble on Carlo Ancelotti to become the next Manchester United manager took place on Wednesday.

Camacho signs new deal

Post comment

Ignacio Camacho has ended speculation over his future by signing a new contract at Malaga.

All Articles

Ferguson doesn't think Ronaldo will

Ferguson doesn't think Ronaldo will

Sir Alex Ferguson would always welcome Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United but admitted the forward is now "unbuyable".

The Portuguese spent six years at Old Trafford before moving to Real Madrid in 2009 where he has continued to enjoy success both individually and as part of the team that last year wrested the Primera Division title away from Barcelona.

Were it not for the brilliance of Barca's Lionel Messi, Ronaldo would surely wear the mantle of the world's greatest footballer with the pair both transcending the sport.

The 27-year-old became the most expensive footballer in history when he moved to the Bernabeu for £80million and Ferguson, while acknowledging he would welcome Ronaldo back with open arms, knows he is beyond United's reach.

Asked if the door was always open for the player, Ferguson told a number of national newspapers: "I'd like to think it would be but I don't think it will happen.

"You're talking about incredible amounts of money now.

"What would you think his value would be? He's definitely unbuyable.

"Who could afford to buy him?

"There's talk of the Russians, perhaps. But do you think he would go to Russia?

"He complained about the weather here, let alone the middle of winter in Russia.

"He was definitely good value for Madrid but he always wanted to play for them, it was his boyhood dream."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Bet with SkyBet  Premier League. Click here to bet.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Michel Platini: Clubs guilty of breaking FFP rules will not face European expulsion

Michel Platini does not foresee competition bans for the first clubs guilty of breaching UEFA's Financial Fair Play.

Expert: Moyes sacking about money

Financial expert David Buik believes Manchester United's decision to sack David Moyes was "80 per cent" about money.

Roberto Martinez backs David Moyes to make 'very successful' return to management

David Moyes will make a successful return to management soon, according to the man who replaced him at Everton.

Mail Box

Guardiola Is No Better Than Moyes...

At least he wasn't in Bayern's defeat to Real Madrid, says one chap in the mailbox. Plus, more excitement over Van Gaal at Man United and thoughts on FFP...

Man United Fans Excited By Van Gaal Talk

Man United fans know who they want to replace David Moyes, with Louis van Gaal the favourite to take over at Old Trafford. Plus, thoughts on Real Madrid v Bayern Munich...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property