Roo right to stay at United – Ronaldo

Rooney appeared set to move away from Old Trafford when it emerged

last week that he had refused a contract offer from United. He

released a statement expressing concern about the “future squad”

and the “continued ability of the club to attract the top players

in the world”, but went on to sign a five-year deal after

negotiations resumed. Ronaldo’s departure from United to Real

Madrid in 2009 brought in an £80million fee but saw the club

lose a key asset, and Chelsea went on to win the domestic league

and FA Cup double as Sir Alex Ferguson’s side had to make do with a

Carling Cup victory. Madrid were one of the clubs linked with a

possible move for Rooney had his relationship with United

disintegrated to the point where it could not be repaired. However,

Ronaldo thinks Rooney is at the ideal club. Ronaldo said on Sky

Sports News: “Rooney knows what’s best for his career so we have to

respect his decisions. “I think the best club for him is in

Manchester, of course.”