Man United transfers: Cristiano Ronaldo won’t rule out Old Trafford return
Man United transfers: Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the door open for a sensational return by admitting he "really misses" English football
Cristiano Ronaldo has left the door open for a sensational return to Manchester United by admitting that he “really misses” English football.
The 28-year-old’s future at Real Madrid has been a source of speculation ever since he revealed that he was “unhappy” at the Bernabeu for professional reasons last autumn.
Ronaldo spent six successful years at Old Trafford before securing a record £80m transfer to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009.
And although the Portugal international insists he is “happy” in Spain, he refused to rule out a return to United at some point.
“I really miss English football,” Ronaldo told Sky Sports News. “[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.”
Ronaldo, 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.
But Real Madrid president Florentino Perez remains confident that Ronaldo will commit the remainder of his career to Los Blancos.
“Cristiano made these statements because there was some information in the media which did not match reality,” Perez said last week.
“Soon we will clarify this issue. I have no doubt that Cristiano is going to retire at Real Madrid. I am convinced that he will renew.”