Manchester Utd manager Sir Alec Ferguson was fuming today when he found out that the transfer fee paid for Christiano Ronaldo was not 80milion pounds as originally thought but was actually 80million pesetas.
Although pesetas are no longer legal currency in Spain, it is universally recognised that Real Madrid are a traditional club that adhere to the old values (thought to be 168 pesetas to the pound).
On hearing the news Fergie said, F**k me, that's less than £500K - looks like we'll have to buy Jermaine Beckford.
The Real Madrid chairman said, this is an incredible deal for the club, after building 'The Galacticos, I am now building the Team of World Artistic Talents of Soccer.
Ronaldo was unavailable for comment, after spending a night in the Paris Hilton, he was now taking a diving holiday before the start of next season.