Van Gaal confirms interest in Real Madrid’s Ronaldo return

Van Gaal confirms interest in Real Madrid’s Ronaldo return

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal confirmed Sunday that he would be interested in bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, six years after the superstar left for Real Madrid.

Van Gaal, quoted by several British Sunday newspapers, said: “We are looking at all players, not just Ronaldo. But these players are mostly ungettable.

“With Ronaldo, let’s wait and hope. There is no trainer in the world that doesn’t like him. He plays on the wings and he is fast, and scores goals.”

Ronaldo cost Real Madrid a then world record fee of £80 million when he left England in 2009 but he turns 31 in February and was off the boil in Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Barcelona where he cut a frustrated figure.

The Portuguese international is a three-time World Player of the Year and is Real Madrid’s all-time leading goalscorer. In Spain, he has won one league title as well as the 2014 Champions League.

During his time under Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford, he helped United win three Premier League titles as well as the 2008 Champions League.



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