Sir Alex Ferguson: I’d love to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Man United
Sir Alex Ferguson admits he would jump at the chance to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo for Manchester United but admits it's unlikely
Sir Alex Ferguson says he would “love” to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United one day but admits it is unlikely to happen.
The Real Madrid winger, who sealed a record £80m move to the Bernabeu from Old Trafford in 2009, recently sparked reports he could be set to return to England by admitted that he misses his time in Manchester.
Ronaldo will come up against his former employers when Manchester United take on Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16 in February.
And although Ferguson would jump at the chance to bring the Portugal captain back to the Premier League, the Scot does not expect to see it happen.
When asked if he can see Ronaldo playing for United again one day, Ferguson replied: “I don’t see that.
“I’d love to see that but it’s fanciful thinking really. First of all, how much it would take to get him from Real Madrid? And second, I don’t think there’s any chance they would want to sell him.
“But you never know. I don’t know when his contract finishes. He may want to go to another club at some point in his career and I’d hope he would want to come here. But that’s a long way off.”
Ronaldo has netted 23 goals in 25 games for Real Madrid this season and has been nominated for the 2012 Ballon d’Or along with Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta.