Man United transfers: ‘Cristiano Ronaldo won’t leave Real Madrid’
Man United transfers: Cristiano Ronaldo will not be leaving Real Madrid this summer, according to Zinedine Zidane
Cristiano Ronaldo will not be heading back to Manchester United this summer, according to ex-Real Madrid star Zinedine Zidane.
The Portugal international has been linked with a move away from the Bernabeu in recent months after declaring himself “sad” in the Spanish capital for professional reasons.
Old Trafford has inevitably been touted as a possible destination for the 28-year-old forward should he leave the La Liga giants.
But Zidane insists that Ronaldo will not be quitting Real Madrid this summer and says that the former Manchester United forward is happy at the club.
“Ronaldo is happy at Madrid,” Zidane told L’Equipe.
“He is very important for the team and will not move to a different club next season.”
Ronaldo scored 118 goals in 292 games for United during his spell at Old Trafford between 2003 and 2009 before sealing an £80m move to Los Blancos.
Speaking after Real Madrid’s Champions League last-16 triumph over United back in March, Ronaldo refused to rule out a possible return to the Premier League champions.
“The future we never know, but the supporters here [at United] and the club are massive,” Ronaldo said on 5 March. “At this moment I am very happy in Madrid and I want to be there.”