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Manchester United round-up: Juan Mata admits Cristiano Ronaldo return is 'difficult'

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Manchester United fans, hello and welcome.

Monday’s are difficult, let’s not try and sugarcoat that age-old fact. Here at GiveMeSport though we believe they can be helped by a little serving of something sweet. It doesn’t come any sweeter than football news.

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Mata on Ronaldo

It’s the transfer move practically all Manchester United fans continue to dream about, but is Cristiano Ronaldo ever going to move to Old Trafford again?

‘It’s difficult’, said United midfielder Juan Mata, who weighed in on the topic during an exclusive interview with Goal.

Mata revealed how there remains tremendous respect for Ronaldo around the training ground and at the stadium in Manchester, but said it would be complicated for him to return anytime soon.

"I think it's difficult for that to happen, in truth," Mata said.

"The respect and admiration that the people have for Cristiano (in Manchester) is incredible. You see it at the training ground, at the stadium, with so many photos of when he won all those titles there and did so well on a personal level as well.

"But it's complicated with him at a club like Real Madrid and happy there, which I think he is. He is a player who makes the difference in any league, obviously.

"But as it's very complicated at the moment, I prefer to focus on the players who are here, on playing well and achieving the club's objectives."

It makes sense to assume United fans would love to see their old idol back in red:

Xavi: I thought LVG was an idiot

One story that isn’t complicated this morning is Xavi’s opinion of Louis van Gaal. Or perhaps we should say former opinion.

The Spaniard has let it be known he thought Van Gaal an idiot after two days of training with him at the Nou Camp but then changed his stance.

In Xavi’s words, Van Gaal will always be in his heart. Quite the turnaround.

Ronaldo available?

Last but not least, United could be in with a shot of signing Ronaldo if they consent to pay £80million.

Word on the old rumour grapevine suggests that Real Madrid are getting ready to part ways with their superstar striker but want extreme levels of compensation if they are to do so.

United probably have the money, that much is almost guaranteed, but do the pros outweigh the cons when it comes to landing a 30-year-old for a near world-record fee?

It's a tough one:

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Juan Mata
Cristiano Ronaldo
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