The Portuguese international is adamant on departing from Spain following the recent tax evasion allegations, and Manchester United, along with Paris Saint-Germain, have emerged as his most likely destinations if he does, indeed, quit Real Madrid this summer.
But with several sources claiming the 32-year-old would very much prefer rejoining Manchester United rather than moving to the French capital, the Red Devils’ fan base has been over the top in anticipation of their prodigal son’s return to the Theatre of Dreams.
However, the United faithful may see their hopes and dreams get shattered, all thanks to their very own controversial manager, Jose Mourinho.
Despite the Premier League club’s board and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward being keen to bring Ronaldo back to England, Mourinho remains less excited over the potential signing of the best player in the world.
Jose and Cristiano did spend 3 seasons together at the Santiago Bernabeu, and despite their relationship ending in a rather sour way, it shall not hinder the chances of the decorated forward’s move back to the club. Instead, the reason behind Mourinho’s reluctance to sign Ronaldo is largely due to tactical factors.
The Portuguese boss has a very specific and detailed vision regarding how he wants his players to play their football next season, and that team supposedly has no place for a striker with the attributes and qualities of Cristiano Ronaldo on the field.
However, a world-class reinforcement that can guarantee at least 30+ goals per season is worth adding to any team, and Mourinho may very well end up changing his mind, and even alter his footballing philosophy, if the club pushes for a fantastic return of the 4-time Ballon d’Or winner.
Written by Kunal Kambli
An introverted grammar pedantic who worships football and loves writing about it. Part of the BlameFootball team since 2016.