Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly wants a historic return to Manchester United after spending 8 years in Spain, and former Red Devils boss Sir Alex Ferguson could prove to be the pivotal element in the massive transfer.
After the 32-year-old star revealed his plans to leave Los Blancos, the football world, and especially United fans, have started linking the Portuguese to Old Trafford.
According to The Sun, former United manager Sir Alex Ferguson could hold the key to any move, and even ex-chief Ramon Calderon revealed that Ronaldo still has the Premier League giants “in his heart”.
Calderon said: “I remember when I signed Cristiano, he phoned me and said everyone at Manchester United was really happy and kind to him.
“Sir Alex Ferguson was like a father and he loved the fans. The club has been very important in his career. Manchester United is a club he has in his heart.”
It was confirmed by Calderon that Ronaldo is set to leave the Spanish giants, and has already requested to look out for the best possible deal.
“He says I want to leave and that’s it, as a president you can’t do anything other than let him go and get the best possible deal,” said Calderon.
Nonetheless, current gaffer Jose Mourinho will have the final say if any deal was to break through.
The Portuguese tactician and Ronaldo fell out towards the end of the Special One’s final season in charge at the Bernabeu, but club director, Sir Alex, would have a close say in the matter in order to smooth the path for the World Player of the Year if he decides to end his career at Old Trafford.
Ferguson and Ronaldo recently shared a sentimental moment during last month’s Champions League final in Cardiff, when Fergie presented his former talisman with the man-of-the-match award.
After selling CR7 to Real Madrid, Ferguson said that he believed that Ron would return to Old Trafford one day.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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