With less than one week to go until Manchester United host Real Madrid in the second leg of their Champions League tie, former fans favourite Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a future switch back to the Manchester giants.
Just hours before Real Madrid’s Copa Del Rey victory against Barcelona, Ronaldo was asked by GQ Spain, if one day he would like to once again work under Ferguson’s leadership, to which he responded, dodging the question slightly:
"Working with the best professionals is always an honour. I only have gratitude towards Ferguson. He’s fantastic as a coach."
Very diplomatic, in truth it would be a shock if he had said any different.
Ronaldo moved to Madrid in 2009 in a world record breaking deal worth £80million and has scored 185 goals in 183 games for the Spanish giants.
Ronaldo, who rejected a three year contract extension only in December, currently has two and a half years to run on his current deal.
With still enough time on his deal Real are not forced in to selling Ronaldo this summer and could still command a hefty fee for the Portuguese international, and with his salary almost double than what it was when he was last at Old Trafford, could Manchester United afford to bring him back.
One thing is for sure though, if United were to sign Ronaldo, they would have the most fierce strike force in England by a long way.
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