Cristiano Ronaldo has hit back at Jose Mourinho after The Special One admitted recently that he he has no interest in being friends with the forward, following the pair’s spell together at Real Madrid.
In his latest instalment of controversy Mourinho told how he had no relationship with Ronaldo, and only had an interest in the player with regards to the impact he had made on his Madrid team. That followed mass speculation that Ronaldo could be in line for a shock transfer to Chelsea, with his happiness at the reigning Champions League winners said to be waning.
In response Ronaldo has aimed just as bitter barb back, with the Daily Express stating that the Portugal skipper said: "Mourinho? What he says is not important.
"I only think about Real Madrid. I want to help them, the other things I do not care about."
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Ronaldo’s uncertain future
Such words will be received in comfort by Madrid fans, who have been forced to endure weeks of rumours suggesting that Ronaldo could be on his way out of their club.
Despite his position as the lynchpin of Carlo Ancelotti’s team in La Liga, the 29-year-old is said to be unsettled following the sales of Angel Di Maria and Xabi Alonso, and a return to the Premier League seems the most likely outcome.
The fallout which has ensued has been huge, with Chelsea naturally joined by Manchester United concerning a potential race for his signature. The Red Devils have already spent over £150 million since Louis van Gaal took over and, with Ed Woodward publicly preaching about the millions they have left in reserve for further purchases, fans will be hoping the impossible transfer could become possible.
Certain sources have even claimed that the Red Devils have set aside a great deal of money in order to move for Ronaldo, with next summer’s transfer window likely to see the biggest push if one is indeed to happen.
Though the likelihood of Madrid accepting an offer, regardless of how ludicrous, remains minimal, they can take solace from the fact that the rumours linking him with Chelsea appear to be nothing but fanciful gossip, with very little grounding.
Mourinho has also recently been under the spotlight for comments inferring that Ronaldo’s penalty miss against Bayern Munich in 2012 still annoyed him, which should put beyond all doubt the idea that the duo would be happy to be reunited.
Nevertheless the Blues boss will almost certainly be quizzed at some point in the near future over whether or not he has anything else to say about Ronaldo, given his compatriots comments which have been registered as an attempt to verbally fight-back.
Mourinho’s Chelsea currently sit atop of the Premier League table and take on Aston Villa this Saturday, whilst Ronaldo’s Madrid are away at Villarreal having thumped Elche at home last night.