Man United transfers: Ronaldo won’t leave Madrid, claims Mourinho
Man United transfers: Jose Mourinho does not believe that Cristiano Ronaldo has any chance of leaving Real Madrid this summer
Jose Mourinho does not believe that Cristiano Ronaldo has any chance of leaving Real Madrid this summer to rejoin Manchester United.
Ronaldo has been linked with a move back to Old Trafford in recent months despite the Portugal international still having two years left to run on his current contract.
The 28-year-old has made no secret of his fondness for United and the Premier League – and has refused to rule out a return to his former club in seasons to come.
But Chelsea boss Mourinho, who coached Ronaldo during his three-year spell in charge of Los Blancos, does not expect the forward to leave the Spanish outfit this summer.
“What I know is that Real Madrid is such a rich club that they don’t need to sell Cristiano,” Mourinho said.
“And [Madrid] are such a rich club I think they can swallow up any offer another club can make for Ronaldo.
“I know Ronaldo loves Manchester United and I know he loves the Premier League but I think he is going to stay.
“It’s just a feeling. I’ve had no contact with him, nothing. It’s just my feeling.”
Ronaldo spent six successful years at Old Trafford before securing a record £80m transfer to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.
The Portugal international, who scored 34 goals in 34 La Liga appearances last term, recently took to Twitter to quash reports suggesting he had agreed a contract extension with Madrid.
And when asked about a possible return to Manchester United, Ronaldo said earlier this month: “I really miss English football. [United is] the club that’s still in my heart and I really miss it, but now my life is in Spain.
“In the future we never know, but I’m really happy in the Spanish league.”