Man United transfers: Cristiano Ronaldo denies Madrid contract renewal

Man United transfers: Cristiano Ronaldo takes to Twitter to deny reports that the forward has signed a new deal with Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Madrid Photo: Soccer.ru/Wikimedia

Cristiano Ronaldo has rubbished reports suggesting that the Real Madrid forward has penned a new contract at the club.

The 28-year-old, whose current deal is set to expire in 2015, has been linked with a return to Manchester United after admitting he was “sad” at Madrid last summer.

The Paris Saint-Germain target saw his compatriot Jose Mourinho move back to Chelsea this week but the forward was reported to be on the verge of committing his future to Los Blancos.

However, Ronaldo, who scored 34 goals in 34 La Liga appearances last season, has denied the speculation, which will give United’s hopes of luring their former star back to Old Trafford a timely boost.

Chelsea have also been linked with a move for Ronaldo, who joined Real Madrid in a world-record £80m deal from Manchester United in 2009.

But their new manager Mourinho was critical of the Madrid talisman’s temperament after being confirmed as Blues boss last week.

“Perhaps Cristiano thinks he knows it all and the coach can’t help him to improve,” said Mourinho. “Whenever he gets advice, he doesn’t take it well.

“He has been carrying a back injury for the past few weeks; and I am never in any doubt whenever one of my players has an injury.

“He put in three fantastic seasons with me – I don’t know whether they have been the best years of his career or not but we worked out a fantastic tactical system for him, one which allows him to maximize his full potential and express himself through scoring goals.”

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