Ronaldo makes Real admission

Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted reports linking him to Real Madrid are true.

Cristiano Ronaldo has rocked Manchester United by admitting that reports linking him with a move to Real Madrid should Juan Miguel Villar Mir win the presidential elections on Sunday are true.

The Manchester United man made the revelation after scoring the penalty that knocked England out of the World Cup in Gelsenkirchen.

Ronaldo was quoted earlier in the week as stating he had agreed to move to Spain if Villar Mir emerged victorious in the club's elections, but the report was dismissed by both United and manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

However, Ronaldo has now shocked his employers after conceding that he is keen on a switch to Los Merengues.

"Yes, they are true," he said when quizzed on the reports, adding later: "After the World Cup, I decide my life."

Ronaldo now seems intent on securing a switch away from Old Trafford, but his relations with his team-mates would have been tetchy in any case after his performance in Germany.

The winger courted unpopularity by appearing to demand a red card for United team-mate Wayne Rooney, who was dismissed after being adjudged to have stamped on Ricardo Carvalho.

Rooney was incensed at the actions of Ronaldo and pushed the Portuguese youngster in the chest before being shown the red card.

However, Ronaldo has now insisted that he did not seek an early bath for his club ally.

"I complained to the referee about the foul but I didn't ask for a red card," Ronaldo added.

Around Sky