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What next for Ronaldo?

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For one reason or another, Cristiano Ronaldo can't seem to please Real Madrid fans at the moment.

Ronaldo has fired 21 goals in 17 league games this season, and Los Blancos sit top of La Liga as Jose Mourinho's side strive to land their first title since 2008.

Yet, the Portuguese superstar appears to have got the ire of a section of the Santiago Bernabeu faithful, who have taken to vocally directing their discontent at Ronaldo.

For such an egocentric individual such as Ronaldo, it is fair to say he has far from taken kindly to this recent criticism but, on this occasion, who can blame him?

The 26-year-old has a quite phenomenal record for Real; having scored a staggering 112 goals in 115 games since his £80 million move from Manchester United in 2009.

The onfield expression he has worn of late is that of a man who believes he should be heralded rather than jeered and, of course, he has every reason to expect this to be forthcoming from the stands.

However, Ronaldo has always been very much a 'Marmite' character, and one can understand why he does not necessarily endear himself to fans; no matter what he achieves on the pitch.

Real legend Alfredo di Stefano certainly believes the supporters are entitled to their opinion about 'CR7'.

"The whistles against Cristiano Ronaldo? The people in the crowd are the ones who pay, and they are always right," Di Stefano told Agencia Atlas.

"If the spectators demand from the players that they do their utmost and score goals, the players shouldn't question this.

"The fans are always right. If they whistle or jeer someone, it's because they want him to be effective."

Naturally, after these recent reports of discord, Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford, should he unable to endure injurious chanting in Madrid for much longer.

Sir Alex Ferguson would undoubtedly welcome his former charge back to Manchester United with open arms but, should Ronaldo decide enough is enough at Real, he is sure to have no shortage of suitors.

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