He's Ronning scared
By GORDON SMART and DAVID FACEY
CRISTIANO RONALDO has told Alex Ferguson he fears for his life if he stays at Manchester United.
The Portugal star’s worries were outlined by his agent as United stood firm and refused to let him leave.
His representatives believe a genuine security threat could give him grounds for breaking his contract after the Wayne Rooney bust-up at the World Cup.
But Fergie sought to reassure Ronaldo that his security will not be at risk during talks with his agent Jorge Mendes.
Ronaldo, 21, was horrified to learn his home was vandalised by yobs.
Now he is afraid the hate mob blaming him for Rooney’s red card and England’s World Cup quarter-final exit will target him personally next time.
The Portuguese star believes unless he is allowed to join Fabio Capello’s Real Madrid he will face a bitter backlash for winding up Rooney.
But United believe they can reassure Ronaldo he will be safe and have told Real he is staying in England. A statement said: “Ronaldo is one of the brightest young stars in world football and Manchester United is not in the business of selling their best young players.”
Fergie told Rooney not to try to drive Ronaldo away. And his peace-making bid seems to have had an effect as Ronaldo said yesterday: “I’ve no reason to leave. The club have always supported me.”