James Rodriguez Vows To Stay In Madrid Despite Manchester United Link

Rodriguez's opportunities at the Bernabeu have been limited this season under coach Zinedine Zidane, leading to rumours he could look to leave.

Referee Mateu Lahoz has been grabbing plenty of headlines after an eventful game between Sevilla and Real Madrid.

"Now a new year has begun for me and I'm staying at Madrid".

The player also added that he is happy playing with Real Madrid, as the La Liga powerhouse is the dream club he wanted to play.

"We played well, despite our absences, and the most important thing is that we picked up a good result. And if I want to play more, I have to think about all of my options".

"I don't know if it was the best half of the season, but it was 45 very good minutes", Zidane told the postgame news conference. We want to win everything we have in front of us'.

Real have not lost a competitive match since going down to Wolfsburg in the Champions League last April, winning 30 of 38 matches since.

With Real now banned by UEFA from signing new players until the summer, the chances of Rodriguez leaving before then are slim to none, even if he wanted to leave, as the transfer embargo would prevent Zidane from replacing the in-demand star. He's vital for the group, an authentic leader'.

Los Blancos' win over Sevilla extended their unbeaten run in all competitions to 38 matches. They are now unbeaten in 38 matches with the record standing at 39.

The Colombian global was on the scoresheet with a brace as Madrid returned to action with a 3-0 victory over Sevilla in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey tie.

'We did not talk much about it, ' Zidane admitted when asked about the record.

"The only thing we can do is be prepared to have a good game, because playing every three days gives you little time to recuperate and little time to work".

  • Stacy Allen