But Old Trafford chief is unsure about Madrid’s plans to sell.
Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal has confirmed that he would like to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the club next year but fears that Real Madrid won’t sell him, the Daily Mirror reports.
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United have been linked with a move to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, having sold the star to Madrid for a then world record £80million fee in 2009.
Former Madrid president Ramon Calderon further speculation of the player’s chances of making a return to Manchester by claiming that the 29-year-old has grown disillusioned with life in the Spanish capital and is now ready to move on.
Van Gaal admitted his interest in Ronaldo and said: “Yes, but it is always a discussion in the papers and I don’t think the media shall buy Ronaldo.
“When it is possible, like I said with Falcao, players like Ronaldo give a lot to the selection or the team, but I don’t think Real Madrid shall sell him.”
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