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Ronaldo Transfer Saga Creates Unlikely Heroes

glazer family Ronaldo Transfer Saga Creates Unlikely Heroes

Imagine how many hundreds of thousands of words were wasted discussing the possibility of Cristiano Ronaldo moving from Man United to Real Madrid this summer. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if the word count went into the millions as the story was the biggest tease from June through August.

While the episode appears to be over and Ronaldo has admitted to the Portugese press that he’ll be at Manchester United this season, very little has been mentioned about the unsung heroes at Old Trafford and that’s the Glazer family.

The American owners could have easily taken the money and run. The transfer fee would have been enormous. The player would have been pleased to leave, and many fans would have said good riddance. Despite this, the Glazers stood firm and refused to allow the player to leave, focusing on the player’s contract and even going against the wishes of FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

Manchester United and the Premier League are better places for having Ronaldo stay, and all credit needs to go to the Glazer family.


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Founder and publisher of World Soccer Talk, Christopher Harris is the managing editor of the site. He has been interviewed by The New York Times, The Guardian and several other publications. Plus he has made appearances on NPR, BBC World, CBC, BBC Five Live, talkSPORT and beIN SPORT. Harris, who has lived in Florida since 1984, has supported Swansea City since 1979. He's also an expert on soccer in South Florida, and got engaged during half-time of a MLS game. Harris launched EPL Talk in 2005, which was rebranded as World Soccer Talk in 2013.
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