Manchester United will never get Ronaldo back now

Former Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo was very emotional and upbeat after Real Madrid’s Copa Del Rey final win against Barcelona this week - even though he was sidelined through injury.

Portuguese winger Ronaldo became the most expensive footballer in the history of the game when he quit Manchester United for boyhood heroes Real Madrid.

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson always regretted Ronaldo’s Old Trafford exit, and it's easy to see why - in 162 La Liga matches in the Spanish captial so far, Ronaldo has notched 174 goals - averaging a goal every 83 minutes!

Despite his own huge personal success for Los Blancos,  however, Ronaldo has always acknowledged the debt he owes Ferguson and Manchester United - Ronaldo even paid tribute to the Old Trafford faithful after scoring against the club in the Champions League.

There were reports, of course, that Ronaldo was unhappy at Real Madrid for a time when Jose Mourinho was boss. Manchester United were then linked with a sensational move to re-sign him, with former teammate - and friend - Rio Ferdinand allegedly trying to persuade Ronaldo to return via text messages.

But if there was ever even the slightest chance of bringing Ronaldo back to Manchester United, that chance has surely gone now, as Ronaldo has clearly fallen back in love big time with the Spanish giants - as shown by his reactions during, and after, the Copa Del Rey final victory.

The 29-year-old is firmly a Madridista now, and he felt all the emotions of the most avid Real Madrid fan as he watched Real Madrid in a deserved 2-1 victory.

For a man with a reputation for being selfish and self-centred, Ronaldo's celebrations and his after-match praising of his teammates revealed how much he cares about Real Madrid and underlines why many now feel that he will finish his career at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

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