Scolari urges Ron to join Real

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Luiz Felipe Scolari has told Cristiano Ronaldo to make the most of the opportunities that come his way.

Portugal boss warns winger he may miss his chance

Luiz Felipe Scolari has told Cristiano Ronaldo to make the most of the opportunities that come his way. The Portugal boss is currently preparing his troops for a Euro 2008 assault, but has taken time out to urge his wing wizard to seriously consider any offer from Real Madrid. Rumours persist that the Spanish giants are lining up a record-breaking summer move for the Manchester United superstar, despite the Red Devils' insistence that the player is not for sale. Ronaldo has made no secret of his desire to turn out for Los Blancos at some stage of his career, and his international mentor has now warned him not to let the opening pass him by. "I have told him that in football you cannot live on memories," Scolari said. "You have to take the opportunities when they come along because they will not come again in your lifetime."


While the news that their star player is being encouraged to leave Old Trafford will concern United supporters, Ronaldo's godfather Fernao Sousa believes that the winger has already set his heart on a move this summer. "I believe Cristiano has taken a decision that he is going to Real Madrid, but he is not going to reveal it until after the European Championship," Sousa told the Daily Express. "Cristiano knows that Madrid are a club to which you can never say no. History shows that you can lose the opportunity, and for that reason he is not going to say no to them. "There are very few people who can say they have the capacity to make their lifelong dreams reality, but Cristiano is in this group of chosen people. "Cristiano has always told me that his objectives in England were to win the Premier League and the Champions League. "Now that he has done that, he has nothing left to prove. He knows he needs a new challenge. "He feels his experience in Manchester has made him stronger. But above all, he knows that a train like Real does not come along every day and he would be stupid to miss it."

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