Cristiano Ronaldo to make Manchester United return?

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Speculation over Cristiano Ronaldo's future has been rife in recent weeks, with rumours circulating that the Real Madrid superstar is set to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer.

Many football fans are well aware of Ronaldo's affection for Manchester United, the club that played an integral part of his development in becoming one of the finest footballers in the world.

And two or three years ago, United fans would be ridiculed for hoping for a Ronaldo return, but there is a real possibility of it becoming a reality this summer.

Ronaldo's success at Madrid has been very well documented, with some staggering highs such as beating bitter rivals Barcelona to the La Liga title, and winning the Copa del Rey after beating the Catalan giants in the final.

But there have been some low points too, including falling out with former boss Jose Mourinho. After losing out on the Champions League again and surrendering the La Liga title to Barcelona, maybe the grass isn't greener after all?

Many clubs are in the race to land the Real Madrid forward including Ligue 1 champions PSG and big-spending Monaco, whilst Chelsea are also reported to be interested in Ronaldo, though Mourinho's return surely puts an end to any potential deal, however unlikely in the first place.

But for me, Manchester United are clear favourites to re-sign him, should a transfer come to fruition this summer.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez remains adamant that Ronaldo will remain at the Spanish capital, but rumours that he had put pen-to-paper on a new contract were quickly rubbished, with Ronaldo posting on his Twitter profile: "All the news about my renewal with Real Madrid are false."

The Daily Mail claimed Ronaldo met with Manchester United officials at the end of June, and the Portuguese superstar was odds on to join new boss David Moyes at Old Trafford, according to Sky Bet.

Though this deal would take a huge amount of money to pull off and with Ronaldo transfer talk seemingly non-existent at present, United fans should be encouraged by the fact that there appears to be a genuine interest in re-signing their boy wonder.


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