Gabriel Heinze has described Sir Alex Ferguson’s suggestion that he was only signed by Real Madrid in order to persuade Cristiano Ronaldo to follow suit as ‘absolute fiction’.
Ferguson believes Real signed Heinze to exploit his friendship with the Portugal international as another reason for the winger to move to Spain.
However, Heinze has laughed off Ferguson’s suggestion, stating Ronaldo is a capable of making up his own mind about where he wants to play.
“This theory of Ferguson about me going to Real in order to persuade Cristiano to come the following summer is a work of absolute fiction,” Heinze told the Daily Mail.
“I am a very good friend of Cristiano Ronaldo. This is true, but he always decides his own future. Cristiano is a clever person and he decides himself what is best for his own life.
“If he asked me a question about Real then, of course, I will answer, but I’m not a bad influence on him. Ferguson has spoken about me in the last months and I don’t understand this. I thought he had forgotten me.
“He’s the boss at United and any person who protests about anything is marginalised. This was my problem at times when I was there. Ferguson cannot stop my quotes because I’m not now at United.
“I’m actually convinced Cristiano would offer Madrid even bigger performances then he has at United. This is my opinion and it is normal that I have wanted him to come and play with us here in La Liga.”