Former Old Trafford great set for sensational return?
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo could be in line for a sensational return to Manchester United, with the Daily Mail reporting that he is disillusioned at the Spanish club.
Ronaldo has scored a sensational 117 goals in 121 games for Real Madrid, including the quite frankly preposterous 90 goals in 84 appearances in La Liga.
Still, he has won just a single trophy with Real Madrid – last season’s Copa del Rey, as Los Meringues beat arch rivals FC Barcelona in the final.
That is despite Ronaldo’s personal return, and that coupled with a frustration at the fans’ recent change in attitude to him at Real Madrid has led to this Daily Mail story.
The English newspaper claim Ronaldo has told friends his move to Estadio Santiago Bernabeu has not turned out as well as he expected, and that he would revel in a return to Old Trafford.
Ronaldo came to view Sir Alex Ferguson like a father figure at Manchester United, and would have left the club sooner had the Scot not personally convinced him to stay.
The Portugal international managed 118 goals in 292 games for the Red Devils, but much of that period was playing on the wing – and he is now closer to a wide forward player.
The biggest obstacle to Ronaldo’s sensational return though would be the price.
The 27 year-old cost Real Madrid a shocking £80m in 2009, and Manchester United would unlikely be able to afford a similar figure.
Were he to return to England, it would be unlikely that Sir Alex Ferguson would be able to afford a similar amount – particularly with the Glazers as club owners.