Barcelona REJECTED the chance to sign Cristiano Ronaldo for £15m in 2003 before he joined Manchester United, reveals Joan Laporta… and he insists he has no ‘regret’ not teaming him up with great rival Lionel Messi

In the summer of 2003, Ronaldo left Sporting Lisbon for Man United – where he became a household name – before becoming the best player alongside Lionel Messi in world football at Madrid.