Ferguson admits admiration for ex-United star - reports

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has reportedly admitted to Marcello Lippi that he would happily take back Cristiano Ronaldo if the striker ever wanted to return to Old Trafford.

"Sir Alex told me he would take Ronaldo back tomorrow,” Lippi, a close friend of the Manchester United manager, told reporters.

"We both think he is an extraordinary striker who can start on either wing, or as the sole striker and perform brilliantly.


"But the truly remarkable thing about Cristiano is that he always scores."

Ronaldo moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 for a reported £80 million, and has been a superstar for the Spanish club in the same way he shone for United during the six years he was in England.

The Portuguese international broke the goal scoring record for a full La Liga season just last weekend, netting 40 league goals and 53 in total, and overtaking Agentinian sensation Lionel Messi as top scorer in the Spanish league.

While Manchester United have continued to succeed without Ronaldo, the side surely wouldn’t say no to taking on one of the best players in the world, despite a plethora of strikers at Ferguson’s disposal.

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