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Cristiano Ronaldo: I am a slave

Cristiano Ronaldo underlined his desire to move to Real Madrid in an interview yesterday on Portuguese television yesterday. Speaking to reporters on TVI , the wantaway midfielder said that he wished to leave Manchester United.

Last year's PFA Player of the Year also agreed with Sepp Blatter's comment that there is "too much modern slavery" in football. The Fifa President had said that modern players were akin to slaves and that Ronaldo should be allowed to renege on his four year contract at Old Trafford.

Calling someone who earns £120,000 a week at from football and has just signed a £23m sponsorship deal with Nike is just the latest in a long line of ridiculous outbursts by Blatter. If Ronaldo does have to stay at United next season he will find it hard to live down his claim to be a "modern slave".

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