Cristiano Ronaldo misses Man Utd, but is “really happy” at Real Madrid
Speculation continues to link Cristiano Ronaldo with a move to Manchester United, even though the Portuguese star insists he is “really happy” with his stay at Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo, who left Manchester United for Real Madrid for a world record transfer fee £80 million in 2009, is reportedly interested in returning to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old Portugal international hasn’t completely shot down the theory of his return to Manchester United, but is keen on recording a successful future at Real Madrid. Cristiano Ronaldo has to put pen on paper for a new contract, since his current deal will expire in two years time.
Reportedly, Manchester United are lining up a big bid for their former star this summer. Real Madrid will be cornered and under pressure from two ends; if Cristiano Ronaldo refuses to ink an extension contract and they turn down the offer from Manchester United. After all selling Cristiano Ronaldo for a discounted price will be better than selling him off for free.
Cristiano Ronaldo has been in phenomenal form for Real Madrid. The former Sporting Lisbon forward has scored an amazing 201 goals in 199 games for Real Madrid. During a visit to a school in Singapore, Cristiano Ronaldo stressed he would like to continue playing for Real Madrid.
“I really miss English football,” Cristiano Ronaldo confessed. “For me, it was some of the best years in my career when I was there in Manchester United. Everyone knows that. It is the club that is still in my heart and I really, really miss [United].
“But now my life is in Spain, I'm enjoying playing there too. Part of my life is there but the future, we never know but I'm really, really happy in the Spanish league at the moment.”
The arrival of Isco should provide Real Madrid with a big boost next season. However, Barcelona have countered their advancements by signing in the Brazilian football prodigy Neymar. Upon being questioned about the how big a threat would Barcelona and Neymar be next season, Cristiano Ronaldo admitted they had signed in a big player, but he was concentrating on his team.
“I'm only thinking about my team,” Cristiano Ronaldo added. “I don't care about Barcelona. They've signed a great player but I am focused on my team, which I think is the best in the world.”