Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo has admitted that he would like to return to Old Trafford and with the 29-year-old under contract until 2o16 the prospect of Ronaldo finishing his career at Old Trafford looks a distinct possibility.
Ronaldo admitted that Manchester is still in his heart and that he envisages a return to England when speaking to the Telegraph..
“I love Manchester,” he says. “Everyone knows that. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.”
The 29-year-old has only two years remaining on his contract and there has been speculation in the summer of 2013 that he could be set to return to Manchester.
The Portuguese international recently questioned Real Madrid’s transfer policy which has seen such influential players such as Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso leave.
“If not I would be on the front page of the newspaper and I don’t want that. But, if I was in charge, maybe I would not have done it like that. But if the president thinks that the best thing for the team is to buy the players he bought and let others leave we have to respect and support his decisions.”
Real Madrid have had an unconvincing start to the season losing in the Spanish Super Cup final against defending La Liga champions Athletico Madrid.
In their opening La Liga game they went 2-0 up against Real Sociedad only to surrender the lead and lose 4-2. The decision to sell Xabi Alonso for a nominal fee was meet with upheaval by the Real Madrid fans. Alonso has been the key man in midfield for Madrid in the last number of years.
The admiration and love for Manchester is bound to please Manchester United fans especially after Danny Welbeck’s comments where he envisaged himself to be playing for the Gunners, despite the fact that the English striker came through Manchester United’s academy and had been at the club since the age of 8.
Ronaldo made a total of 292 appearances after joining United in 2003 after impressing for Sporting Lisbon. During his stay in England he scored a total of 118 goals before departing for Spain.
The Portuguese international’s most prolific season was in 2007/08 season where he scored 42 goals in 49 appearances. With Ronaldo’s recent admission that he would like to return to Manchester, the possibility of the 29-year-old finishing his career at Old Trafford is bound to excite those in the red half of Manchester.
Dan Dalton, Pundit Arena.