Ronaldo To Return To Manchester United This Summer – Reports

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Cristiano Ronaldo is a hot topic for any and all football enthusiasts around the world.

The Portuguese forward is widely considered the best player in the world, and showed his class recently in the World Cup, where he fired Portugal to an entertaining 3-3 draw against Spain thanks to a hat-trick that will live long in the memory of football fans.

His importance to the game as a whole cannot be doubted, and since his move from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009, reports of a return have been rampant to say the least.

Always one for creating suspense, Ronaldo himself has been coy over his future, unwilling to fully commit to his current side and sparking rumours of a release in the process.

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Now, an Italian report is claiming that not only is the 33-year-old interested in returning to Old Trafford, but he will move back to his former employers this summer itself, once the World Cup is completed.

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Contrary to this report, Real Madrid have made it clear that if any club wants to even start negotiations over Ronaldo, they will first have to meet the €1bn release clause slapped on him by the Galacticos to scare off any possible interest for their talisman.

However, amid confusion over the resignation of Zinedine Zidane and the controversial subsequent appointment of Julen Lopetegui, rumours of a frustrated Ronaldo are present now more than ever, and could lead to his monumental departure from the Bernabeu, which will be historic to say the very least.

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Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United back in 2003 under Sir Alex Ferguson, and was far from the player we know today.

His hard work, grit, and determination to be the best in the world has taken him to unimaginable heights such that even in his mid thirties, he continues to shock the footballing world with his sheer willingness to win.

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