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Fortune Reveals Strange Reason Why Man Utd Failed To Sign Ronaldinho

Quinton Fortune Reveals Strange Reason Why Manchester United Failed To Sign Ronaldinho

By David Kappel - Jun 26, 2017 09:00 PM @kappilinho

Ronaldinho is considered to be one of the greatest FC Barcelona players of all time, but he could have signed for Manchester United if it wasn't for this strange reason, according to former Bafana Bafana star Quinton Fortune.

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The 40-year-old South African, who recently became a father and now works as an ambassador for the Red Devils, has claimed that Ronaldinho could have joined United from Paris Saint-Germain back in 2003 if it wasn't for some bad weather.

"I think we got it wrong by bringing Ronaldinho in at the wrong time of year as it was raining that day he arrived at Manchester Airport. Maybe it was summer anyway but, if we'd have timed it with the right day, it could have been a different story," Fortune told United's official website.

"It would have been absolutely amazing to have him here. He's one of the greatest players ever to play football and entertained with his skill, fun and joy.”

Fortune will face the Brazilian wizard and other former Barca stars such as Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert in a legends game between United and the Blaugrana on 30 June.

"He brought it all and it will be a great occasion for everyone to play against him and watch him," he added.

"I was very fortunate to play for South Africa against him in the Olympics in front of 72 000 fans but, when he was at Barcelona, he was a different Ronaldinho so I'm hoping we get a glimpse of that and I hope I won't have to mark him!"

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Instead of joining United, Ronaldinho moved to Barcelona for €32.25 million (R466 million) and made 198 appearances for them, during which he scored 91 goals and assisted another 52 strikes.

Do you think Ronaldinho would have been as successful at United as he was at Barca? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Raseala Joined: 05 Jun 2017
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Raseala Jun 27, 2017 03:50 PM
@tcdeluxe yes he is a father at 40.adolescent emo tsene late
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Raseala Jun 27, 2017 03:48 PM
How many games does he play 4 him to be a legend.ke bench warmer this cow.
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Pmblanie_waMaritzburgUntd Jun 27, 2017 09:28 AM
United legend ya neh fortune
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OSKIE Jun 27, 2017 08:44 AM
he only got baby at 40, this cow really cant score....i dont like him though, he used to snub bafana bafana call up and he once said he hate our vuvuzelas and i think he is married to a white
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Mxolisingongoma Jun 27, 2017 07:50 AM
@Nqozay Yes he is a father of a new born baby.
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Mxolisingongoma Jun 27, 2017 07:50 AM
@Ta Star WeDawana mxm
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Ta Star WeDawana Jun 27, 2017 07:09 AM
Ask him about Moriri, he will tell you.
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Muscular_Tall18 Jun 27, 2017 07:02 AM
please
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Dangerous when provoked Joined: 27 Oct 2016
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Dangerous when provoked Jun 27, 2017 06:09 AM
How should we know that?
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tcdeluxe Joined: 06 Feb 2015
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tcdeluxe Jun 27, 2017 05:10 AM
Fortune sit down pls. Rain is allit over de world evn in Saudi Arabia en Ronaldinho grew up in sub tropical climate.
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Stuart Alois Jun 26, 2017 11:15 PM
Thats not the reason, was this rain in Manchester only or was it raining in the offices where he was gna sign the documents n beside it wasnt goin to rain all season.
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Nqozay Jun 26, 2017 10:55 PM
So Fortune is a Father at age 40? Or i dont understand your statement
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The Lecturer Jun 26, 2017 09:58 PM
Nah, they play "skop-en-jaag" there....that's the real reason.
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Letona la Moletjie Jun 26, 2017 09:51 PM
Was he afraid of the English rain?

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