Ryan Giggs accuses Ronaldo of being a soccer mercenary
London, July 29 : Manchester United legend Ryan Giggs has indirectly accused Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo of being a soccer mercenary.
According to The Sun, Giggs said: "Many players want to make as much money as they can and change teams for ten grand. How is that going to make much difference to their lives? Foreign players always have their home somewhere else, so they are going to have their eyes on going back."
Giggs, 34, admitted he would totally understand if fans are disgusted at the cash being thrown around.
"So a lot of the blame has to go on their advisors and agents who make a lot of money out of these deals and don't have the interests of the player at heart."
Ronaldo has spent all summer being courted by Real Madrid - angering boss Alex Ferguson.
The Portuguese winger has been given an extended break following Euro 2008 and has also had ankle surgery.
Story first published: Tuesday, July 29, 2008, 13:59 [IST]