Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Portugal Boss Praises Ronaldo for Keeping Quiet

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Portugal Boss Praises Ronaldo for Keeping Quiet

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PORTUGAL coach Fernando Santos praised Cristiano Ronaldo for refusing to answer questions about his future again on Wednesday night.

Manchester United great Ronaldo received his second successive man-of-the-match award at the Confederations Cup after scoring the only goal in Portugal's win over hosts Russia in Moscow.

Ronaldo skipped the postmatch press conference again, having avoided the media following the European Championship winners' draw with Mexico at the weekend.

Ronaldo has hardly spoken in public after reports claimed he was intent on leaving Real Madrid amid accusations of tax fraud and Santos applauded his decision to eschew testing questions.

"I think he did very well in not answering other questions," Santos said. …

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