Cristiano Ronaldo reveals he still thinks about Manchester United - so could he make a sensational transfer?

Real Madrid striker continues to keep the prospect of him returning to Old Trafford open

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the freshly crowned best player on the planet, continues to fuel rumours of a return to Manchester United.

Whilst the Real Madrid player has insisted he is happy at the Bernabeu and expects to remain there for the foreseeable future, during yesterday's shindig in Zurich said it's impossible to predict the future and that he continues to think about his old club.

"I think about Manchester United," he said. "The beginning of my career was there, that’s where I started."

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During a press conference before he won the Ballon d'Or for a third time by a landslide, he said when asked about a possible departure from Real Madrid: "Nobody knows, only God knows. The future, I don't know, but I'm very happy at Real."


The 29-year-old left Old Trafford in 2009 for a then world record fee of £80m. At that time Sir Alex Ferguson was still the manager of Manchester United and Ronaldo revealed he still speaks with the Scot.

"I haven’t had a message from Sir Alex yet but I speak with him often," he said.

"He told me to keep improving all the time. He said: 'Cristiano, you’re the best, don’t worry about the rest'.

"He's fantastic, I miss him."

Ferguson remains a director at Manchester United.