Fergie: Rooney & Ronaldo Friends

  • 6 September 2007

Sir Alex Ferguson has revealed that Wayne Rooney and Cristiano Ronaldo are close friends, and even the extent Rooney was willing to go to to help get the Press off Cristiano's back!

"Wayne phoned me on the day of the World Cup final and said he had a great idea. He suggested he could do a TV interview with Ronaldo and they could show everything was fine.

"I thought it would look stage-managed and said no. Instead David Gill and I flew to Portugal to meet Ronaldo.

"We told him we'd had a similar experience with David Beckham [after France 98]. Ronaldo was concerned but not afraid [about coming back].

"We said we'd put extra security on his house. He said he'd try it and see how it went. It's been no bother."

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