Cristiano Ronaldo ready to reject PSG interest for Manchester United return

The Real Madrid forward is reportedly ready to return to the Premier League

Mark Critchley
Sunday 29 November 2015 14:45
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Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo
Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is prepared to return to Manchester United, even if he receives an offer from fellow suitors Paris-Saint Germain, according to reports.

The Real Madrid forward left Old Trafford in 2009 as part of what was then a world record transfer deal, worth around £86m.

Despite reaching new heights during his time at the Santiago Bernabeu, a move away has long been mooted and speculation has intensified since head coach Rafael Benitez’s arrival.

Following Los Blancos heavy 4-0 defeat to Barcelona last weekend, Ronaldo reportedly told teammates that “either [Benitez] goes, or I go”, with relations between the Portugal captain and the former Liverpool manager at an all-time low.

According to the Sunday Mirror, following Madrid president Florentino Perez’s vote of confidence in Benitez, Ronaldo is ready to act on his word and leave the club.

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The 30-year-old is said to prefer a return to the Premier League, a competition in which he scored 84 times during a six-year stay, and favours a return to Old Trafford over a fresh start at PSG.

Ronaldo believes playing in Ligue 1 will do little for his reputation, given its lack of competition, and will reject contract offers as high as £500,000-a-week to play for the French champions.

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