The Portuguese star left Old Trafford for Real Madrid in 2008.
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Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he plans to return to Manchester United one day, despite being tied to Los Blancos on a long-term contract, Sky Sports reports.
The Portuguese international signed for the Spanish giants in 2008 for a world record £80 million.
Although he has said that he his currently happy in the Spanish capital and has every intention of honouring his agreement with Los Blancos, he would still love to play for the Red Devils before his career is over.
“I love Manchester,” the 29-year-old forward told the Daily Mail
”Everyone knows that – I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.
”I am happy here in Real Madrid and have four more years, but in the future you never know because they treated me unbelievably there.”
Although United have been struggling in recent times, Ronaldo is sure that new boss Louis Van Gaal will return the Red Devils to their former glory.
”This can happen. Bad moments and good moments,” said Ronaldo.
”Manchester is passing through a bad moment. Last year it was a horrible season and this year they haven’t started well either.
”But I do think they did well to buy (Angel) Di Maria and (Radamel) Falcao. I think the team will be much better. I want to see them better because it is such a fantastic club and they deserve to be better.”
The Portuguese star was routinely linked with a return to United last summer, before he signed a new lucrative deal that kept him at Madrid.
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