Ronaldo urges his teammates to kill

February 24, 2009 at 7:45 am (sports) (, , , , , )


Cristiano Ronaldo has urged his Manchester United team-mates to play to their instincts and “kill” the opposition.The Red Devils’ wing wizard has also declared that his side will cripple Internazionale at the San Siro, and ensure that Jose Mourinho’s men will exit from the competition in a fortnight.”We have a more experienced team and are the reigning champions,” said Ronaldo. “It’s time to kill or be killed. Whoever loses will exit thecompetition – and we don’t want to lose.””It will be a difficult game but I think Manchester United have a better team,” continued the Portuguese superstar. “They’re a team with very experienced players but we also have our aces and great players.””It will be a good game, a well-contested game, and the better team will triumph,” concluded Ron. “I have won the Champions League and want to repeat that very soon.”The winger also expects to be heavily marked by the reigning Serie A champions in their Champions League second-round, first-leg clash.Sir Alex Ferguson believes that his player have the mettle to stand up to the physical test.”When we came here two years ago and played AC Milan in the semi-final, we saw the immaturity of the boy. But he is a different player now,” said Ferguson. “I want to see maturity from Ronaldo and everyone else because of the atmosphere and the competition.”Sir Alex is hopeful Jonny Evans and John O’Shea can recover from their injuries to start.


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Manchester United tops

February 7, 2009 at 4:32 am (sports) (, , , , )

United have the opportunity to claim an unprecedented quintuple this term with the team well poised in all competitions.

The Red Devils have already secured the World Club Cup in December and face Tottenham in the final of the Carling Cup on March 1st.

Ferguson’s side top the table in the Premier League and are currently in the last 16 of the Uefa Champions League and FA Cup.

Although the Scot believes that such a feat is unlikely he admits the thought has crossed his mind.

“You would need the luck and you would need to keep all your players fit,” he told Sirius radio.

“If we keep everyone fit then yes, we’d have a chance. When you’re in a competition, you’ve got to try to win it and, as long as you’re still in that competition, you’ve got a chance.

“What we have done well recently is that we’ve had a lot of injuries but the squad has compensated and whatever team I have picked the players have just got on with it.

“But realistically I don’t see it.”

United’s chances of success this term have been given a boost with striker Wayne Rooney set to return from a hamstring injury for Sunday’s clash at West Ham,

The Red Devils’ attack is enhanced further with the return to form of World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo.

The Portuguese ace’s recent form of four goals in as many games ended a run of 11 games without a goal in all competitions.

“He’ll start to flourish now,” Ferguson said.

“You know what goalscorers are like, when they’re not scoring they’re a bit grumpy and when they are scoring they are the happiest people in the world.”

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