United planning for Ronaldo return.
Manchester United had set aside £80m to re-sign their former hero Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid this summer, and may look to do so again in January, according to the Daily Mail.
Supposedly, much of United’s summer spending plans revolved around this ambitious deal to bring this fans’ favourite back to Old Trafford, meaning there was a lack of progress made on other potential deals, which saw the Red Devils miss out on the likes of Thiago Alcantara, Kevin Strootman and others.
Manager David Moyes is aware that the Portuguese super star is currently unsettled at the Bernabeu, and looks increasingly likely to seek a move away now following the surprise sale of key player Mesut Ozil to Arsenal, a move which is known to have angered the 28-year-old.
The Spanish giants’ £85m signing of Gareth Bale is also known to have unsettled Ronaldo, as his own world-record transfer fee set four years ago was broken by the Welshman’s arrival, and he is said to be open to a romantic return to his old club.
Big-spending Monaco are also an option for the winger, though United will do their best to fund this expensive deal, moving for him again either in January or maybe even next summer.