Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could be set for a sensational return to Manchester United in the near future.
The Portuguese winger spent six highly productive years at Old Trafford, before departing for a world record £80 million deal to Real Madrid.
During his time at Manchester United he won three league titles, two League Cups, the Champions League and various other trophies. He was also named the World Player of the Year after his 42-goal haul in 2008.
Ronaldo has been in superb for for Real Madrid this season, and already has 11 league goals to his name. But despite this form, he is refusing to rule out a move back to his old employers.
Ronaldo said this week: "To be honest I miss the Premier League a lot. Of course I have good memories about Manchester. I have good friend there and I miss them a lot, so you never know.
"Sir Alex Ferguson is like a second father for me. He helped me a lot during the six years I was in Manchester, he taught me many things."
Ronaldo is happy in Madrid and has praised Jose Mourinho for helping him to rediscover his top form.
The 25-year-old Portugal Captain bagged 33 goals for Los Blancos last term and has already found the back of the net 13 times this season, and believes the Special One has been key to his success.
'I’m playing well because I’m in a good moment, because Jose is here, because I am a father now, said Ronaldo.
'Everything has worked together so I want to carry on like this until the end of the season.
'It’s fantastic to work with Jose. He is an experienced manager. The titles he has won speak for themselves.
Despite his good form and good understanding with the former Chelsea boss, it is his denial to rule out a return to Manchester United that is making all the headlines.
Ferguson is still a big admirer of Ronaldo, and has admitted that he still keeps in contact with the player he signed as a teenager from Sporting Lisbon. It is his close bond with Ronaldo that is the reason why these rumours are not being dismissed.
Ferguson has not commented on resigning Ronaldo, but if he ever became available he is likely to be the first player that the Red Devils boss has signed after selling him.