Leo Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo could have been teammates 11 years ago.
Former president of Real Madrid, Ramon Calderon, explained how Ronaldo's transfer to Madrid was made, although his United coach Sir Alex Ferguson tried to send him to Barcelona.
"It was a difficult operation, the negotiations went extremely slow. Manchester United did not want to lose Cristiano, but we had already reached an agreement with him and he was convinced that he wanted to come. I gave him an opportunity and he advantage.
The one who didn't want him to leave was Sir Alex Ferguson. He didn't like Real, I was a big rival of United, I won more trophies than his team and he didn't want to give us such a promising footballer, so he offered it to Barcelona.
Barcelona was delighted with the idea, clearly, but Cristiano was categorical, he knew he wanted to come to us, so we signed and paid the transfer amount, "said Ramon Calderon, according to the daily AS.