What Mourinho Said About Potential Ronaldo Return

Jose Mourinho gives instructions to Cristiano Ronaldo.

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Jose Mourinho will be itching to get his transfer plans rolling. The Portuguese gaffer has already stated that a central midfielder will be the primary arrival at Old Trafford in the summer, and the situation at hand may cause the need for perhaps two to be signed.

At the same time, the club has been linked with numerous defenders as well, both at the center and for flank duty.

But the one transfer that perhaps lies dormant in the heart of every United fan is to see the side re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo and let the superstar loose on their rivals. Interestingly, Mourinho has opened up about the possibility.

Speaking to Portuguese newspaper Record, Mourinho stated: “I believe that Real Madrid cannot sell him, it is prohibited. He has to stay until the moment they authorise him to go and play one year in America or anywhere else that he wants to enjoy. It is a closed door.”

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Pretty specific details over there Jose. Perhaps something he gathered from his stint in Spain.


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When quizzed about whether United had an interest in signing Ronaldo, Mourinho replied: “I don’t think so. But all the people know his history in Manchester, the passion they have for him and that there are players in the world who, if the clubs have the possibility of signing, will not say no.”

He also furnished details about his own ambitions, particularly one to coach the Portuguese national side: “I almost went once, but [Real president] Florentino Perez didn’t let me, because he thought that the position of Real coach was not compatible with the national team.

“[I’ll consider it] only when I’m tired of the day-to-day, the three matches a week, the seven training sessions per week, and the one month pre-season, things that don’t tire me now.”

So no return for CR7 at Old Trafford?

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