Xabi Alonso arives for his medical in Munich (28.08.14)
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"I’m really happy so I must say thanks to my team-mates because without the team, individual awards would not be possible." - Ronaldo about winning UEFA Best Player in Europe
"I am absolutely delighted to be joining Manchester United. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time in Spain and there were a lot of clubs interested in me, but United is the only club that I would have left Real Madrid for."
The player also penned an open letter to Real Madrid fans via Marca.
Me right now.
Marca: There was a moment last year in which the medical staff advised you to stop playing because of your knee. Do you think at some point you risked more than should have or that you could have jeopardized your career?
CR: Obviously, yes. Life isn’t won without sacrifice, and sometimes you have to take risks. Perhaps I would have behaved differently under other circumstances, but we were involved in huge competitions like the Champions League and World Cup, and that is more difficult. Things turned out well… I broke the Champions League goal-scoring record. On my vacation, I rested for an entire month and did nothing but get treatment and take care of my body.