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Manchester United round-up: Cristiano Ronaldo cried after Ferguson berated him - Balague

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Manchester United fans, happy Monday.

With the weekend’s action starting to roll down your digestive track now is the perfect time to take a look at the biggest stories doing the rounds in the world of football.

Read on below to see our neatly compiled round-up - tailored, of course, to your club - or watch the video above.

Ronaldo's United tears

One would be forgiven for thinking that Cristiano Ronaldo always had an easy ride in football due to his incredible talents.

Tricks, goals and a brilliant smile to boot, he certainly has an air of charisma difficult to ignore.

However, Spanish journalist Guillem Balague has revealed in his new book how Ronaldo was reduced to tears in the Manchester United dressing room early on in his Old Trafford career, by none other than Sir Alex Ferguson.

It’s also claimed the senior players in the squad refused to let him forget it - perhaps that was the making of the man.

"During his inaugural season at the club, his manager was hard on him," Balague explained.

"In Ronaldo’s first match back on home soil since signing for United, a Champions League defeat against Benfica, he spent the game trying to prove why he was a Premier League player and had a bad day.

"In the dressing room, Ferguson could not contain himself: “Who do you think you are? Trying to play by yourself? You’ll never be a player if you do this!”

"Ronaldo began to cry. The other players left him be. “He needed to learn,” said Ferdinand. “That was a message from the team, not just from Ferguson: everyone thought he needed to learn.”

Bale bid possible?

Across to transfer news and United could make a huge bid for Gareth Bale in January.

In a saga that’s unlikely to die anytime soon, the next step could be the Red Devils making a concerted effort to land the Wales international.

It would be the coup of the season if they manage to do so, but we’re not going to hold our breath.

Greater Manchester police troll Rooney

Lastly, the Greater Manchester police had fun at the expense of Wayne Rooney on Twitter at the weekend, suggesting that the forward was a ‘missing person’.

The United captain was once again quiet as Louis van Gaal’s men recorded a draw against Crystal Palace, with criticism steadily growing concerning his suitability for the Red Devils’ starting XI.

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