Sir Alex reveals the price United should have got for Ronaldo

The legendary Scot has stated that he felt the Old Trafford club should have charged Real Madrid £150 million for the Portugal international.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s world record £80 million transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 was only eclipsed in the summer, when Gareth Bale joined the Spanish giants from Tottenham.

The Old Trafford outfit still dream of having their former charge back at the club one day, and have not reached the pinnacle of the European game since the Portuguese attacker left.

Sir Alex Ferguson had a very close bond with the skilful forward during his time in Manchester and has revealed that he felt United should have charged more for the star.

"I told David Gill we should ask for £150 million, but he told me not to be naïve,” Ferguson is quoted as saying by A Bola.

“We didn’t charge enough. He cost £80 million, but I still question myself about what Florentino Perez would have said if we asked for £150 million.

“Given that Gareth Bale cost £85 million, I believe they should have paid between £80 and £150 million for Cristiano. That was the only disappointing aspect.

“If we had received £150 million I would have talked about it for the rest of my life.

“It would have been fabulous to receive this amount of money. Cristiano was sold with my approval but we did not receive a fair price.”

Ronaldo is the current Ballon d’Or holder and has evolved into an improved player since swapping the Premier League for La Liga.

Despite Bale now being the most expensive player on the planet, CR7 still remains the main man for Madrid.

image: © Gordon Flood

Register for MANCHESTER UNITED team updates

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch