Ronaldo: I miss Manchester United

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Real Madrid striker Cristiano Ronaldo may be scoring goals for fun since swapping Manchester for Madrid, but the Portuguese forward still misses life at Old Trafford.

The former-Manchester United star left the Red Devils in 2009 after Real Madrid offered a world record £80m for the player. Ronaldo has flourished at the Bernabeu, with an unbelievable scoring record of 140 goals in 138 games so far.

The Portugal captain maintained his goal-a-game average when he struck the winner in El Clasico, sending Barcelona down 2-1 at the Nou Camp and helping Madrid to open up a seven point gap at the top of La Liga.

However, despite an impressive first three years in Spain, Ronaldo admits that he still misses some aspects of English life.

Speaking to Zoo magazine, Ronaldo said: "I speak with Sir Alex sometimes and of course I miss Manchester. I still speak with Rio Ferdinand, Nani, Anderson and Patrice Evra. I still see them as a big family, so of course I miss them."

In spite of all the goals, the Portuguese forward and the rest of the Madrid squad have suffered something of a trophy drought since he joined, with only a single Copa Del Rey victory to show for their performances. However, Madrid remain on course for a league and cup double this season.

Mourinho's men sit seven points clear of Barcelona at the top of La Liga and will be confident of progression into the Champions League's final, despite trailing 2-1 from their first-leg encounter with Bayern Munich.

Beyond that, Ronaldo looks set for a busy summer captaining Portugal in the European Championships, but the 2004 runners-up must first negotiate a tricky group if they are to proceed into the later rounds of the competition.

"My expections for Portugal in the Euros are high because it's a great competition," said Ronaldo. "We are in a very hard group and it will be tough to beat Germany and Holland but I think it will be possible for us to go forward."

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