Old Trafford bosses not giving anything away over former star’s future.
Manchester United chief executive David Gill has refused to be drawn on whether the club are keen to tempt Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
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United were thought to be in the frame to sign the Portuguese international star after he became unsettled with life in Madrid during a miserable first half to the current season for Real Madrid, with Paris Saint-Germain also a potential destination should he have left the Spanish capital.
But Ronaldo, who left United in 2009 in a world record £80million deal, revealed earlier this week that he will fulfil his current Real Madrid contract, which runs until 2015, before considering his future.
That put a dent in Manchester United and PSG’s hope of signing the 27-year-old in the summer and Gill refused to be drawn on any future interest for Ronaldo. He told Sky Sports: “He is a brilliant player but he is contracted for the next two-and-a-half years at Madrid.”
Ronaldo, who has been a revelation since leaving the Premier League firing home 174 goals in 173 appearances in the last three years, will return to Old Trafford in March when Real Madrid visit in the last 16 of the Champions League.