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Sunday 4 December 2016

Ronaldo: I'm not going back to Man United

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015
Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the UEFA Champions League semi-final second leg football match Real Madrid FC vs Juventus at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on May 13, 2015

Cristiano Ronaldo has addressed speculation he could be set to quit Real Madrid and return to Man Utd during this summer’s transfer window.

There has been speculation the 30-year-old is unhappy at the Bernabeu after a trophyless season and the club’s sacking of manager Carlo Ancelotti.

He’s been linked with a return to Old Trafford - six years after leaving for a world record fee - and Paris Saint-Germain. The Portugal forward has refused to speak to the press since March.

But he chose to talk to Portuguese newspaper A Bola to clarify his future at Real Madrid and insist he’s happy at ‘the best club in the world’.

Ronaldo said: “I haven’t spoken to the media lately. I’ve made an exception for A Bola just to say that the news with the intention of creating a conflict between Real Madrid and I is absolutely false.

“I’m very happy at the world’s biggest and most-supported club and confident that next season will be full of success. I repeat once again that I’m at the best club in the world and it’s at the best club in the world where I want to start winning again.

“I’d sincerely ask to stop with the false news and afford me a little peace. Real Madrid and I are very happy with each other.”

Ronaldo spent six seasons at Manchester United before his £80m move to the Bernabeu in 2009. He scored 84 goals in 196 United appearances. At Real he has scored 225 goals in 200 games.

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