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'You never know' - Ronaldo refuses to rule out United return

The Portuguese attacker was coy about his future with Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a return to Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a return to Manchester United.
Image: Paul White/AP/Press Association Images

REAL MADRID’S CRISTIANO Ronaldo has refused to rule out the possibility of a return to Manchester United.

The 29-year old spent five years at Old Trafford before making his then-world-record transfer to Real in 2009.

The FIFA Ballon d’Or holder has since scored an incredible 177 goals in five seasons in La Liga, and broke the record for the number of UEFA Champions League goals (17) in a single campaign when leading the Spanish giants to success in Europe’s premier club competition last term.

Despite his phenomenal record at the Bernabeu, Ronaldo has regularly been linked with a move back to United.

Soccer - UEFA Champions League - Round of 16 - Second Leg - Manchester United v Real Madrid - Old Trafford A fan welcomes Ronaldo back to Old Trafford during a 2013 Champions League game. Source: Martin Rickett/PA Archive/Press Association Images

And - ahead of Real’s International Champions Cup meeting with United in Michigan on Saturday, a game the Portugal captain will miss as he continues to recover ahead of the new season - he was coy on whether he could one day ply his trade in the Premier League again.

“Well, of course, it was one of my favourite clubs, Manchester, everyone knows that every time when I speak about Real Madrid I should speak about Manchester United,” Ronaldo told MUTV.

“I loved it there, I was 18 years old, I won everything there.

“The people treat me like a god there, so I appreciate it and [in] the future, nobody knows.

“Of course I’m happy at Real Madrid – it’s my home, it’s my club, but Manchester treat me unbelievable so we never know.”

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