Ronaldo won’t rule out United 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 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 League

appearances. 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.”