Less than a week after Sir Alex Ferguson expressed his hostility to Real´s public pursuit of Ronaldo, tempers within Old Trafford boiled over following Bernd Schuster´s expression of admiration for the 23-year-old prospective world footballer of the year.
After careful consideration, United launched a fierce riposte, claiming the Spanish giants´ "unacceptable behaviour" would not be tolerated any longer and have made it clear they will carry through their threat to draw the matter to FIFA´s attention if Real do not halt their pursuit.
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