Cristiano Ronaldo wants Manchester United return

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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo wants a move back to Manchester United, according to Guillem Balague.

The Ballon d'Or winner feels that he is doing more a work than enjoying playing football such as a kid, and this is something that frustrates the Portuguese forward more and more.

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Also, Ronaldo didn't appreciate the fact that his team-mates Mesut Ozil, Xabi Alonso and Angel Di Maria recently left for other clubs in the Premier League and Bundesliga.

Reports have gone as far to suggest that a move back to Old Trafford is in preparation so that the man could also leave the Bernabeu stadium and be reunited with Manchester with Louis van Gaal in the hot seat.

Ronaldo played for the Red Devils under Sir Alex Ferguson between 2003 and 2009 and Manchester United are ready to pay the money they need to bring the man where he belongs; money isn't an issue for United as always.

“He has this idea, I think, that at Real Madrid he is doing a job and he is working, but he enjoyed himself almost like a kid at Manchester United", said Sky Sports’ Spanish football expert Balague.

Huge loss for Real Madrid

Ronaldo was awarded the Golden Boot on three occasions throughout his career, and only aged 29, the striker has lots of time to win more trophies and break records.

With his goal ratio of 1.08 - the highest ratio in Spanish La Liga for a Real Madrid player - Ronaldo is the fastest player to score 50; 100; 150; 200; and 250 goals for his current club, and with seven hat-tricks scored with his current club has also place him number one as it is another club record.

On the European stages Ronaldo scored 17 goal in a single UEFA Champions season, which is the most goal score by a player in one campaign and that just mean that the man is responsible for Madrid success in the elite tournament, being present every single year.

Real Madrid's recent form in La Liga is not the best, losing two of their first three matches so far, and it has just demonstrated how important Ronaldo is for the Spanish giant.

Real Madrid's opening match against Cordoba was a successful start with a goal from Karim Benzema and the man in question, Ronaldo, adding Real's second in stoppage time.

But the following match against Real Sociedad, in which Ronaldo did not figure, ended with a 4-2 loss - Gareth Bale couldn't finish off the Portuguese's job after scoring once.

And last weekend's game against La Liga title holders Atletico Madrid was another disappointment as they ran out 1-2 losers. Ronaldo did score Real's only goal but did not succeed to give his side a win this time.

Confused with new deal

Cristiano is clearly responsible for Real Madrid's success in recent years but with Bale joining the club for a world record transfer fee of £86 million, to play alongside the frustrated man in Spain, the Portuguese was confused about who is the better man.

But with Ronaldo recently signing a five-year deal, twice as much as Bale's wage, United's chance of bringing back the player are currently slim.

Guillem Balague added: “When will that be? It depends, of course, on a lot of things. It depends on Real Madrid and on Cristiano himself.

“I have a pretty good idea of when he wants to go. It won’t be this month or next month, but he wants to go back to Manchester United and everything is in place for him to return to Old Trafford.”

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