Manchester United hopes of signing Cristiano Ronaldo look to be fading after he put his house in England up for sale.

According to the Daily Star, the Real Madrid superstar was being chased by both Manchester United and Manchester City but has dropped the biggest hint yet that he will not be returning to the Premier League.

Ronaldo kept his house in Cheshire when he made his world record £80million switch to the Santiago Bernabeu from Old Trafford in 2009.

The report claims new Manchester United boss David Moyes was hopeful of bringing Ronaldo back to the club, despite the late interest from local rivals Manchester City.

It then claims any chance of the sensational move happening look unlikely as he has put the mansion in Cheshire on the market.

Real Madrid’s continued insistence this summer that Ronaldo would not only be staying in the Spanish capital, but would sign a new contract to retire with them.

While selling his house in England is not a great indicator that Ronaldo is planning on returning to Manchester United, he is unlikely to have much trouble finding a new one if he does make the move.

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