Robson, who is back with the Red Devils in an ambassadorial role, is hopeful that Ronaldo will shrug off the media circus which has tracked his every move since Real´s interest first came to light and follow in his footsteps by committing himself to Sir Alex Ferguson´s side.
"In 1983 I was wanted by three Italian clubs - AC Milan, Sampdoria and Juventus," he told the Daily Star Sunday. "Transfer fees weren´t as high then but it would have been a world-record fee - only for United to price me out of a move."
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