Manchester United and Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo is in awe of Dubai after enjoying a five-day holiday in the emirate.
Ronaldo, 21, praised the emergence of Dubai as an ideal year-round business and leisure destination and was impressed by the various facilities in existence and the development taking place in the emirate.
The Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) organised a thrilling desert safari trip for Ronaldo in addition to a city tour. He was also shown a presentation on Dubai.
Ronaldo is given a week holiday by Sir Alex Ferguson; the Portugese star is expected to play again in mid-week EPL game against Watford.
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to offer Cristiano Ronaldo a jaw-dropping £26million to keep him at Old Trafford.
Sport of the World reveals that Fergie has invited Ronaldo’s representatives to discuss terms over a new double-your-money five-year deal worth £100,000 a week.
Ronaldo’s current deal, which he signed 14 months ago, is worth £50,000 a week and runs to 2010, with a further two-year option.
But the United ace is set to be awarded a bumper pay-hike following his stunning performances this term, where 13 goals have made him favourite for Footballer of the Year.
The new deal will put him on a par with Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand, who are United’s highest earners.
Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo believes Didier Drogba is mistaken if he thinks he has the Footballer of the Year award in the bag.
Chelsea’s Ivory Coast ace, who has 13 Premiership goals to his name, recently stated his impressive form this term makes him the prime candidate for the gong.
However, Ronaldo is talking up his chances of a big year and believes his all-around play gives him the edge rather than just being a goalscorer.
Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes believes team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo is currently the best player in the world.
The Portuguese wing-wizard has been in dazzling form for most of the season, and has netted an impressive 12 Premiership goals already.
“The amount of goals and the amount of assists he’s had has been frightening,” Scholes told BBC’s Football Focus.
“I haven’t seen anybody take players on, score goals and make goals like he has in this first half of the season, so he rightfully deserves that tag.
“We just hope that for the second half of the season he can have the same effect on the team that he’s had in the first half. We’re sure he can do that.”