Cristiano Ronaldo did little to ease speculation over his future as a Manchester United player after he refused to confirm Alex Ferguson's claim that he would be at Old Trafford next season. Speaking to ESPN, the Portugal winger said that his future is still undecided and he didn't rule out a move to Real Madrid.
'I don't know about the future, only God knows it. I can't say any more. Great players are always hounded by great clubs. It's a normal situation,' C-Ron told reporters. 'There are other great players who are in the market who are good and who other clubs want.'
According to The Guardian, Real Madrid have offered Ronaldo a contract worth around £10m per year while United chief executive, David Gill, has made it clear that the midfielder will not receive a wage increase if he stays with the Premiership champions. Ronaldo,, however, said that his decision won't be based on money.
The news will come as another blow to Alex Ferguson who held crunch talks with Ronaldo, in Lisbon last week. With the first game of the season less than a month away, the Manchester United boss will want to know sooner rather than later if he'll have to mount a title defence without his star player.