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Giggs tells Ron not to leave Man U

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London, May 27 (ANI): With Manchester United set to take on Barcelona in the Champions League final in Rome tonight, veteran Ryan Giggs has pleaded with star striker Cristiano Ronaldo to stay on at Old Trafford and not consider an offer from Real Madrid.

According to The Sun, the Portuguese superstar, 24, has told close friends that tonight's Champions League final against Barcelona will be his last game for United.

Real Madrid are desperate to land Ronaldo this summer but Giggs insisted: "He is at the best club.

"Cristiano has proved he is the best player in the world over the last couple of years and he has done that at United, so why leave? He's still a young player, still learning the game and can still improve. He can do that at United."

Ronaldo sees the challenge of reviving Madrid's fortunes as too good to turn down.

Giggs said: "Real Madrid will come back purely because of the club they are and the history they have got. But United are more stable in the fact there are no presidential elections and the manager's been here so long."

Giggs, 35, believes Ronaldo will thrive in the pressure-cooker atmosphere against Barca in Rome tonight.

"He's a big-game player. He was brilliant last season in the final and scored and he thrives on those games," he added. (ANI)

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Story first published: Wednesday, May 27, 2009, 11:48 [IST]
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