19 Jun 2009

Bobby Charlton says Ronaldo will regret move

6:27 am on 19 June 2009

Manchester United great Bobby Charlton believes Cristiano Ronaldo will eventually regret leaving Old Trafford and the 80 million pound fee the club have accepted from Real Madrid is "vulgar".

The 71-year-old United director has been associated with the English Premier League club for more than half a century and he's confident United manager Alex Ferguson will find suitable replacements.

Charlton says while clubs have top be the race and have to pay the price on the transfer market it seems sometimes a little bit vulgar.

He says the money will be put to good use and Ronaldo would eventually rue leaving the three-times European champions for Spain.

Charlton says the Portuguese striker improved beyond all recognition with United and, in time, will recognise he played his best football there.