Ronaldo row sparked by Man Utd’s contract refusal
Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to move to Real Madrid all stemmed from Manchester United’s reluctance to offer him new terms, it has been revealed.
A source close to Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, told the News of the World: “Initially, the only thought was for a new deal, nobody was even contemplating Cristiano leaving because he’d been so accepted at United and was playing so well.
“When it became obvious United were reluctant to even discuss an improvement, the situation changed.
“There was a little bit of anger and disappointment among Ronaldo’s people.
“Inevitably, Madrid got to hear about it and that’s when the whole thing snowballed.”
The Mendes source added: “It wasn’t just the