Sunday, May 18, 2008

Before the showdown at Moscow - Man U fires

From manchester:
Striker Wayne Rooney has urged Cristiano Ronaldo to stay and continue their prolific partnership at Manchester United.

Premier League player of the year Ronaldo has again been linked with a move to long-term suitors Real Madrid after telling Spanish television this week that he might consider his future at United.

Rooney wants the 23-year-old Portugal winger to remain with the Premier League champions. The two players have scored 59 goals between them this season.

Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic has turned up the heat ahead of the Champions League final by accusing Chelsea's Didier Drogba of play-acting.

And while Vidic expressed his respect for Drogba's abilities, the centre-back warned that Wednesday's referee will need to pay close attention to his antics.

Manchester United star Wayne Rooney has also taken a swipe at Chelsea striker Didier Drogba's temperament ahead of the Champions League final

It was unusually candid comment from the softly spoken Rooney as he broke off from preparations for his first European final. He'll have to hope the dig doesn't backfire in Moscow on Wednesday.

Drogba reacted angrily when accused of being a continual diver by Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez before the semifinal match with Chelsea.

Drogba scored the winning goal in last season's FA Cup final against Man United, and Rooney is afraid Chelsea might be hard to break down if it scores early.