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Real Madrid allow Cristiano Ronaldo to pursue Manchester United transfer

Real Madrid allow Cristiano Ronaldo to pursue Manchester United transfer

Cristiano Ronaldo is set to leave Real Madrid and it looks as though he will be headed back to where he left for the Bernabeu, Manchester United.

In a matter of weeks, Real Madrid have gone from a team in poor form to a side on the verge of implosion. If agreed, this will be the most expensive transfer in history. There's a case to be made that Bale is now Real's best player.

Ronaldo had only scored four league goals before yesterday's clash with third-from-bottom Deportivo, but the Portuguese added Real's fifth and sixth with a smart volley and a diving header as they moved back above Villarreal and into the Champions League places.

Two goals each from Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez gave Barcelona a rousing 5-0 win over Real Betis in La Liga on Sunday, as they moved 11 points clear at the top of LaLiga.

Ernesto Valverde's side saw second-placed Atletico Madrid draw 1-1 against Girona on Saturday and took full advantage in Seville at the Estadio Benito Villamarin.

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Zidane said: "It's always great and a positive feeling to win, netting seven goals at home". There are 42 other players in La Liga who have as much.

Zidane also rejected the notion of walking away from Real Madrid as he dismissed suggestions of a rift between himself and the Santiago Bernabeu board on transfer policy.

Ronaldo's relationship with Perez is said to have deteriorated badly in recent months with Madrid's record goalscorer complaining that the club reneged on an end-of-season promise to improve his financial terms.

Sanchez took to the Premier League quicker than most global imports when arriving at Arsenal in 2014 after never really fitting in at Guardiola's all-conquering European kings. Although this time, first they have to go through a PSG led by Neymar and Mbappé.

This, of course, is future talk, Sanchez does not turn 30 until midway through next season and will still be playing with all the vigour, energy and enthusiasm of a 10-year-old on a school playground. According to reports in Spain, Ronaldo is angry that Messi is now commanding a salary of 640,000 euro-a-week or 100 million euros over the course of his contract.


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