Cristiano Ronaldo won’t join Manchester United, says Mourinho

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Jose Mourinho believes Manchester United are destined to fail in their attempts to sign Cristiano Ronaldo – because Real Madrid can “eat” any bid for him.

Old Trafford officials have reportedly been trying to put together a deal to bring the Portuguese superstar back to the Premier League this summer.

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has stood strong, however, and has consistently insisted that Ronaldo would not only be going nowhere this summer, he would be signing a new contract to eventually retire at Santiago Bernabeu.

Ronaldo has just two years left on his current contract in Madrid and he has admitted to missing the Premier League, as well as United, but the Chelsea manager doubts he will be reunited with his former side.

Mourinho told reporters in Kuala Lumpar that Real Madrid are so rich that they could rebuff, or “eat”, any size bid that comes in for their prized asset.

“What I know is that Real Madrid is such a rich club they don’t need to sell,” he is quoted as saying in The Sun.

“It is such a rich club I think they can ‘eat’ any offer a team can make for Ronaldo.

“I know he loves Manchester United and I know he loves the Premier League — but I think he is going to stay. It’s just a feeling, I’ve had no contact, nothing like that. Just a feeling.”

Considering Mourinho was in charge at Santiago Bernabeu until earlier this summer, some Manchester United fans could see his comments as a blow.

Ronaldo left Old Trafford for Madrid in 2009 for a world record transfer fee of £80million.

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