Ron won’t rule out United return
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo may play for Manchester United
again one day, saying: “Maybe in the future I could return.”
The 25-year-old departed for Real Madrid in a world record
£80million deal last summer after six seasons at Old Trafford,
which yielded three Barclays Premier League titles, a Champions
League crown and numerous other team and personal honours.
The move was long mooted, with Ronaldo’s desire to play in
Spain and the astronomical transfer fee eventually seeing the
forward switch to the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo, who joined United for £12.24m from Sporting
Lisbon aged 18, has made a strong start to his Real career, scoring
11 times in 13 Primera Division appearances – including two goals
in Saturday’s win over Xerez – and six times in four Champions
But he may pull on a Red Devils shirt again.
“Of course I miss playing for Manchester United,” Ronaldo
said in The News of the World.
“I played there for six years and that’s a long time.
“I am still interested in watching Manchester United and, you
never know, maybe in the future I could return to play there.
“It’s always possible.”
Ronaldo has a long-term contract at Real which he plans to
honour, but he stressed his fondness for Sir Alex Ferguson, his
former United team-mates and the Old Trafford club.
“I want to fulfil my contract here but, in the future, only
God knows,” he added.
“I will not say I am not happy here at Real Madrid.
“I am really happy and everyone knows this is my club but, of
course, I miss Manchester United, the boss, the players, because I
left family there.”