ST LOUIS (LALATE) – Is a Ronaldo Manchester United trade being pursued? No, says Ronaldo. But Ronaldo tells news that a Man United trade is still possible in the future. While Ronaldo makes the revelation to news this week, a quick perusal reveals that Ronaldo made virtually the same remark earlier this year and last year as well.
So will Ronaldo ever return to Man United? He says it’s possible. In an interview with Sky Sports, however, he doesn’t give any indication when the possibility could become a reality. “I cannot lie to you and say I will stay here ten years, that I am not going to come back to Manchester. It is not fair on my part. Let’s see what future God has prepared for me” he tells Sky Sports News this week.
Ronaldo assured news that he is very happy where he is. But, if he is traded, he would only accept a spot with Man United. “I don’t close the door, so maybe in the future I hope so, because I know the league, I know the players, I know the atmosphere,” Ronaldo told news. “Why not? I hope so one day, but you never know. The team that I like more in England is Manchester but I cannot say that I am going to play there one day because I am very, very happy in Madrid.”
This week’s interview is virtually identical to that Ronaldo gave to News of the World in 2010. In that older interview, Ronaldo said he is happy in Madrid, but misses Man United, and still sees a trade to Man United a possibility in the future. “I am still interested in watching Manchester United and, you never know, maybe in the future I could return to play there. It’s always possible” he told NOW in 2010. “I am really happy and everyone knows this is my club but, of course, I miss Manchester United, the boss, the players, because I left family there.”