Ronaldo: I hope that ManU come back like the people know

The 29-year-old, who spent six seasons at Old Trafford, admits he would be open to returning to his former club and has praised the arrival of Louis van Gaal

02.08.2014 16:16:52

Cristiano Ronaldo has refused to rule out a return to Manchester United in the future and maintains his “love” for his former club. The 29-year-old joined Real Madrid from the Red Devils in a €94 million deal in 2009 after spending six seasons at Old Trafford. Ronaldo, who will not face United in Saturday’s pre-season friendly in Michigan due to fitness concerns, admits he sees his former club as a "second family" but reiterates that he is happy to remain at the Santiago Bernabeu for now. "Manchester United are one of my favourite clubs, everyone knows that every time when I speak about Real Madrid I speak about Manchester United, I loved it there," Ronaldo told reporters. "I was 18 years old when I joined, I won everything there, the people treat me like a god there so I appreciate that and, in the future, who knows. "I remember when we played there against Manchester United in the Champions League. Their affection killed me, I was so happy. "I had fantastic moments and I appreciate this club. For me, it’s one of the best clubs in the world and I have passion for this club. "Some players I am still in contact with because, when I was there, I created a good relationship with everybody - not just the players, but all of the staff. "It was like my second family there, so I’ll not forget that the people treat me good. I love Manchester United and to go back... With football you never know. "Of course, I’m happy at Real Madrid - it’s my home, my club - but Manchester United treated me unbelievable so you never know." Ronaldo also believes United will prosper under Louis van Gaal’s guidance following their worst-ever Premier League campaign last season under fired coach David Moyes, who had replaced Sir Alex Ferguson in 2013. "It will be a better season for sure. My feeling is Van Gaal is a fantastic coach, he showed that all the time for Netherlands, the team played unbelievable at the World Cup, and I hope that Man Utd come back like the people know," he added.

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