Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has opened up and had his say on his former boss Jose Mourinho succeeding Louis van Gaal at Old Trafford.
Following Van Gaal’s sacking, Jose Mourinho is now close to agreeing personal terms with the Red Devils, and an official announcement will be made by Friday, as per trusted English source Sky Sports.
Cristiano Ronaldo, who was an absolute fan favourite at Manchester United during his stay in England, shared a working relationship with the ‘Special One’ back when the Portuguese tactician managed Real Madrid. And although their relationship ended on a not-so-positive note, Ronaldo has nothing but the best of wishes for the 53-year-old who is readying himself for the Old Trafford Hot Seat.
In an interview with Spanish TV station La Sexta, Ronaldo said: “He’s already signed, hasn’t he? I think it’s good. If it’s something United wanted I think it’s good. I hope Manchester United get back to being where they were because it’s an impressive club, but in the last years they lacked an identity a bit.
“And it hurts me seeing United like that because it’s a club I carry in my heart. I wish Mourinho can restore them back to the top.”
Despite the Real Madrid star’s wish to see his former club make a comeback to the topmost level of European football, he has also revealed that he won’t be playing any part in helping the Red Devils return to power, much to the disappointment of the hopeful Manchester United fans.
The 31-year-old stated: “Right now yes I am happy and I want to stay at this club, I don’t see any other club that is better than Real Madrid. If you weigh things up there is no better club. So all other clubs can forget about me because Real Madrid is the best.”