The Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has said that he would welcome the former winger Cristiano Ronaldo with open arms, but has noted the possibility of the deal ever been a reality. The Portuguese winger left Manchester United for Real Madrid back in the summer of 2009 for a world record transfer fee of £80 million, which still stands today.
However, his career at the Santiago Bernabeu has not been at the same level as it was at Old Trafford. During his time at Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo not only won numerous honours like the Champions League medal, but also individual accolades like the FIFA world player of the year award.
However, since moving to Real Madrid, he has lifted just the league title last season. He recently revealed that he is not happy at the club due to professional reasons, which sparked interest amongst various clubs across Europe. Speaking recently after the 1-0 defeat at the hands of Norwich, the Manchester United manager praised the Portuguese international by saying that his presence would have given United the win in the match. He also said that he would be interested in bringing the 27-year-old back to Old Trafford, although doubted the feasibility of the deal due to his transfer value.
“I don’t think it will happen but I would like to think it would. You’re talking about incredible amounts of money now. What would his value be? He’s a fit boy, he’s never injured and he never misses a game. He 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. He’s definitely unbuyable. Who could afford him?” said Sir Alex Ferguson in a recent interview.