"I anticipated this," Fergie told the official United website.
"The thing about this story is that it has been claimed that David Gill has been speaking to Real Madrid. That is a complete lie.
"We have never spoken to them. The story depends on agents and their imaginations.
"At best it's mischievous, but I just dismiss it because it's nonsense.
"But, who wouldn't be interested in Ronaldo? That's why we bought him."