Real boss Ancelotti crushes rumors about Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United
Rumors about Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United are increasing, but Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti is losing any sleep over it. The new Bernabeu boss is “certain” Ronaldo will remove doubt about his potential return to his former club, United, by putting pen to paper on an extension contract.
The 28-year-old Portugal international is bound to Real Madrid till June 2015, but is being continuously linked with a return to Old Trafford. It is widely believed that Ronaldo could move back to Manchester United this summer or next summer.
However, Ancelotti believes Ronaldo will remain at Real Madrid beyond this season. Real Madrid’s administration are also confident about retaining the prodigal Portuguese’s services. Ronaldo allowed uncertainty to enter his transfer saga when he said “the situation still hasn't been resolved and I don't think now is the right time to talk about it”.
Ancelotti, who left Paris Saint-Germain for the opportunity to coach Real Madrid this summer, told reporters his beliefs ahead of the International Champions Cup final against Chelsea in Miami. The Italian boss told he had faith in Ronaldo and his desire to continue playing for Los Blancos.
“The player wants to renew his contract and the club want him to renew it too, so I don't think it's going to be a problem,” Carlo Ancelotti was quoted by a newspaper linked to the AS in Madrid.
“I think Cristiano and the club are relaxed about the issue. I don't know when it will happen, but I am certain that Cristiano is going to renew his contract with Madrid.”
The Gareth Bale transfer saga also came under spotlight, although Ancelotti refused to comment in detail about the possibility of signing in the Tottenham Hotspur star, having already angered his manager Andre Villa-Boas last week. However, Ancelotti admitted his side were currently “negotiating” terms with Tottenham Hotspur.
“I won't speak about Bale, because I have already angered him (Villas-Boas) and I don't want to anger another coach,” Ancelotti added. “I didn't say anything in particular and I prefer not to talk about this.”