Manchester United’s interview with Cristiano Ronaldo from the Red Devils’ 1-0 FA Cup triumph over Boro in 2007 has resurfaced as the Red Devils prepare to face Middlesbrough in the fourth round of the competition tonight. In the FA Cup semi-finals that season, Manchester United met Middlesbrough, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a contentious penalty in the second leg to send the Red Devils through to the finals.
Reporter Geoff Shreeves questioned the forward after the game about the severity of the penalty and the controversy around him. He responded, “
“I’m not sure why, but it’s always against Middlesbrough.” It’s a penalty for me. Is it possible that someone dislikes me because I’m too good? I slipped because I was aware of the contact. He put his hand on my shoulder. I lose my balance when you touch me, which is why I fall. Some teams have something to say when they lose. “I believe the victory is just; Manchester played better.”
Manchester United’s assault is anticipated to be led by Cristiano Ronaldo tonight, as the Red Devils are currently limited on attacking options. With 14 goals in 23 appearances across all competitions, the Portuguese superstar is the club’s leading scorer this season.