By Ollie Irish
Sir Alex Ferguson says the only way he would spend a serious amount of money on a single player would be to re-sign former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo.
The United boss says the inflated price of players in the transfer market does not give a reflection of their true value and that he would not spend over the odds in the summer – except in buying back C-Ron.
“It’s not my way to buy a player for £60m,” Fergie said. “There’s no point pursuing that argument. I would not contemplate signing a player for that amount.”
When asked if he would pay £60m for Barcelona star Lionel Messi, Ferguson answered: “No. I’d pay £60m to take Cristiano Ronaldo back. But that’s it.”
I suspect Ronaldo misses a lot of things about United – when I watch him in action for Madrid, he looks on a different wavelength to all his team-mates, and his body language bespeaks a man who is not content.