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Tevez - Respect Ron's wishes

Red Devils ace says team-mate free to move on

By James Pearson.   Last Updated: 25/07/08 9:28am

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Manchester United ace Carlos Tevez believes Cristiano Ronaldo's desire to join Real Madrid should be respected and not ignored.

"If what he seeks is something else, I think that should be respected."
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The Portugal international's future has been the number one transfer story this summer after he confirmed his wishes to join the Liga giants, a move which prompted The Reds Devils to slap a 'not for sale' sign on his services.

Despite Real's best efforts to prise the 23-year-old away from Old Trafford, the free-scoring winger remains on a long-term deal with The Red Devils.

Tevez believes that if Ronaldo's heart is set on a move to El Santiago Bernabeu then United should be more willing to talk, a move that is unlikely to go down well with manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

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"The [United] team has great players, including Cristiano Ronaldo, of course," Tevez told AS.

"It's clear that he is a very important player for us, but this is a personal decision, which is up to only him.

"I understand Cristiano. Every footballer wants to play at Real Madrid. On the other hand, I also think that everyone wants to play for Manchester United, but if what he seeks is something else, I think that should be respected.

"I have not talked to him, but when these things happen, neither side feels good."

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