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Ronaldo 'very happy' at Manchester United

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Dec 20, 2008 at 12:53am IST

New Delhi: Speaking in Japan after Manchester United's entertaining entry into the World Club Cup, Cristiano Ronaldo has stated that he is content to stay at Old Trafford.

As the rumour mill continues to grind out stories linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from Manchester United, the player has spoken out about how he is more than willing to remain at Old Trafford.

Real Madrid spent a fruitless summer trying to capture the Portuguese superstar's signature, and, even though they were unsuccessful in their pursuit, the Bernabeu would still seem the most likely destination for Ronaldo should he decide to leave the North-West of England.

SHOWING THE WAY: Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts as Hideo Hashimoto (27) and Akira Kaji (21) of Japan's Gamba Osaka walk on the pitch.

Alex Ferguson has added fuel to the fire by highlighting the Madrid giants' links with the fascist Franco regime in Spain recently. He also went on to declare today that he would never allow Ronaldo to leave for the Real Madrid 'mob' and that he wouldn't sell them "a virus", let alone a player.

Madrid for their part feel that Ronaldo is already as good as theirs, with Real director Pedro Trapote recently quoted as claiming that the Spaniards already have a deal in place to sign Ronaldo.

Now the Ballon D'Or winner himself has spoken, and has reiterated that he is focusing on his career with the Red Devils.

"I don't care what people are saying," said Ronaldo. "I have not read it. I am here in Japan and I know nothing about what is going on around me. But I am very happy playing for Manchester United."

The soap opera surrounding the player's future looks set to run and run, as Real Madrid's irresistible force collides with the immovable object that is Manchester United.

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