How Cristiano Ronaldo made Liverpool manager choke on food after transfer decision

Cristiano Ronaldo jets out of England as Man City thrashed United 4-1

Former Liverpool manager, Phil Thompson in his autobiography tells a story of how he and Gerard Houllier “almost choked” on their dinner when Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Manchester United. The Reds believed that they had already convinced the young Portuguese winger to sign for Liverpool in a deal worth just £ 4 million back in 2003. Ronaldo had been flourishing in Lisbon with Sporting, and the teenager’s reputation was growing after a number of dazzling displays. Thompson recalled going out for dinner with football agent Tony Henry in the Portuguese capital, where the…

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