Ronaldo to Real Madrid...I Just Don't Care

11 June 2009

So its finally happened. We had no summer long power struggle, no manager taking time out of his holiday to make a house call, no bitter back and fourths in the media. Actually when it was all said and done, this was pretty damn boring and straightforward. Cristiano Ronaldo is Real Madrid bound, and I have to be pretty frank; I just don't care.

Sure the transfer fee was eighty million quid, I don't care. With Kaka's transfer fee earlier in the week, I was already numb to another ridiculous transfer fee. I no longer care that this whole teenage girl drama has played out over the past twelve months. I'm just damn happy this bullshit is all over.

I don't care that Real Madrid are getting in some minds 'the best footballer in the world'. I totally disagree with that statement. Put a gun to my head, ask me who the best in the world is, and I'm shouting from the rafters Messi's name. Sorry folks, but I will never acknowledge any whiny diving little ball hog as the best in the world. If Ronaldo thinks he will get away with the antics he pulled at Manchester United at Real Madrid, Marca will flat out crucify him.

Manchester United have to be laughing all the way to the bank in more ways than one. For starters, Fergie gets rid of the biggest cancer he's ever had to deal with. For every good thing Ronaldo does, he does at least four things that make you question why anyone would give him the time of day. United also will collect a nice fat paycheck with unlimited possibilities. The Glazier's can pay down the debt if they want, use part of that transfer fee to go after Benzema if they so choose. Or if the Red Devils want, they can secure the long term future of players like Macheda and the Da Silva twins. That's just what I came up with off the top of my head in sixty seconds.

When it's all said and done, Manchester United will end up better off. Instead of having to deal with all the CR7 drama, the Red Devils will have an opportunity to flourish and play a complete team game. That was something they were never going to be able to do with Ronaldo on their squad.

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