It appears as if Sir Alex Ferguson could be planning on bringing Cristiano Ronaldo along with Jose Mourinho to Manchester United after he retires as manager of the club. Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed that he met up with Sir Alex Ferguson when he was in town for the Champions League game against Manchester City.
The 27-year-old Portugal international told reporters that he met with Sir Alex Ferguson on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo also talked about the possibility of his return to Manchester United.
“He [Sir Alex Ferguson] came to the hotel to speak with Jose Mourinho and, of course, I spoke with him too. It was nice to see him again. No, we didn't speak about the future. We just spoke about his moment with Manchester United and mine with Real Madrid. We were just happy to see each other,” Cristiano Ronaldo said.
Real Madrid signed in Cristiano Ronaldo for a world record transfer fee of £80 million in 2009. Since then the 2008 Ballon d'Or winner has scored 165 goals in 164 appearances for Real Madrid.
Recent rumors suggest Real Madrid President Florentino Perez could decide to return Cristiano Ronaldo to the Premier League following his statements about being ‘unhappy’ at Real Madrid. Reportedly, Cristiano Ronaldo has also been the cause of a rift in the Real Madrid locker room.
Sir Alex Ferguson has expressed his desire to bring back the ‘un-buyable’ Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United, but the Portuguese’s ridiculously high buy-out clause has held him back. Cristiano Ronaldo has also expressed desire to return to Manchester United in latter years of his career.
“He [Cristiano Ronaldo] always wanted to play for Real Madrid. That was his boyhood dream and he's got that but I'm not saying he's staying there forever. There's every chance he might leave, you never know,” Sir Alex Ferguson said in an interview earlier this season. “[But] he's definitely un-buyable. Who could afford him? One of the Russian teams could buy him but do you think he'd want to go to Russia?”
“Ronaldo has scored more goals than he has played games. At the time we thought £80m wasn't bad business, but if Real Madrid had known how good he was going to be they would probably have paid £160m. He's been such a fantastic buy for them, maybe we should have asked for £800m,” Sir Alex Ferguson added.