Man United transfers: Real Madrid ‘delighted’ with Cristiano Ronaldo

Man United transfers: Real Madrid chief pours cold water on reports suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo could quit the Bernabeu

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Cristiano Ronaldo joined Real Madrid from United in 2009 Photo: L Peron, via Wikimedia

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Real Madrid chief Emilio Butragueno has poured cold water on reports suggesting that Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a return to Manchester United.

Speculation over the Portugal international’s future has been rife since he declared himself “unhappy” at the Bernabeu for professional reasons back in September.

The forward, who has scored 42 goals in as many games in all competitions this season, netted the winner on his return to Old Trafford with Real Madrid last week.

And although the prolific 28-year-old has refused to rule out a possible transfer back to Old Trafford in the future, Madrid executive Butragueno insists the La Liga club are keen to keep hold of him.

Speaking at an event to launch a Manchester United Legends match against Real Madrid on June 2, Butraguen said: “Ronaldo is 28. He is under contract [until 2015] and we are very happy with him.

“We are delighted he is at Madrid. He is a fantastic professional and very ambitious in a positive way. His contribution to the team and the club has been amazing since he arrived. We are very grateful he came to us. We are very lucky that he plays for Real Madrid.

“He scores a goal a game on average. This is incredible. I have been watching football since I was three and never saw anything similar. When Ronaldo is on the pitch, you know you are going to score. It is an incredible advantage.”

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