Ronaldo dismisses Madrid link

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Cristiano Ronaldo has dismissed fresh speculation linking him with Real Madrid and insisted he is happy at Manchester United.

Ronaldo was linked with a switch to the Bernabeu throughout the summer and the story was revived recently following claims the Spanish club had reached an agreement with United over the sale of the Portugal international.

But in an interview with MUTV, Ronaldo insisted he was happy and settled in Manchester, saying: "There's always speculation, not just about me, but about the future of players all around the world. People were speaking about me this summer but that was normal because of what I did during the season. What people are saying now is not true."

He added: "Who says that is a liar because I am happy at the club, I want to stay here. I feel at home here. I feel very happy here."

Ronaldo did little to discourage the speculation in the summer, and openly said he was keen to play for Madrid.

However, after scoring 42 goals in all competitions last year, he was welcomed back to Old Trafford by the United faithful at the start of the new season and insisted he was never worried about what the fans thought about him.

"I think the people don't forget quickly what you do for the club," he said.

"When I arrived at the stadium, to play (my first game of this season) against Villarreal, I felt a little bit of pressure.

"But the fans were very good and this is why I feel the Manchester United supporters are amazing.

"I love the fans because they have been brilliant with me, not just this season but every season. Like I said before, I feel at home in Manchester."

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