Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United: Mother dismisses possibility of transfer

The Real Madrid striker has been consistently linked with a return to Old Trafford

Simon Rice
Friday 29 April 2016 08:13 BST
(2016 Getty Images)

Cristiano Ronaldo will not be returning to Manchester United, according to the player's mother.

The forward has consistently been linked with a return to Old Trafford following his £80m switch to the Bernabeu in 2009.

Ronaldo himself has always indicated that it is a possibility, expressing his love for the club at which he spent six years and won the Champions League.

However, his mother Dolores Aveiro has said her son is set to remain at Real Madrid.

"Cristiano is happy here, he would like to finish his career at Real Madrid," she said at the launch of her biography.

Ronaldo dominated headlines this week, purely by his absence through injury from Real Madrid's 0-0 draw with Manchester City. His club looked desperately short of ideas in the Champions League semi-final first leg without their talisman.

Dolores Aveiro celebrates with Ronaldo after winning the Premier League title in 2009
Dolores Aveiro celebrates with Ronaldo after winning the Premier League title in 2009 (Getty)

Ronaldo indicated he could have played if he had to, seemingly sitting out as a precaution. It is rare for Ronaldo to miss a game unless absolutely necessary and, at his own insistence, he is almost never substituted. Asked whether her son should rest more, Ms Aveiro said his desire to play comes from her.

"Ronaldo is a person who always wants more. He is like his mother. He has a strong personality, he is very proud and he always demands more. This is his worst defect."

He is expected to be back in action for the second leg of Real Madrid's tie with Manchester City on Wednesday, or possibly this weekend against Real Sociedad in La Liga.

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