London, England (Sporting Alert) — Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo will be cheering for Manchester United when they face Barcelona in the final of the Champions League later this month.

The Portugal international is angry at the way his team was dumped by Barcelona over the two legs and blamed the referees for showing favouritism to Spanish leaders.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s Manchester United side booked their place into the finals with a comfortable 4-1 win over Schalke and ensured a 6-1 aggregate results.

But a bitter Ronaldo has warned his former employers they must beat both Barcelona and the officials to stand a chance of winning the title.

“Next year, I think it would be better just to give the European Cup directly to Barcelona,” claimed the former United star.

“I don’t want to believe that there is some kind of ‘dark hand’ behind this, but something it going on. There have been so many things which have gone on in such a short space of time that it is difficult.

He added: “Barca have a great team but they have a lot of help behind them. It is nothing new, we knew this was going to happen.”

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