Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly ready to return to former club Manchester United in the summer, with the Portuguese willing to reject any offer from French championsParis Saint-Germain. A move back to Old Trafford has long been mooted, and the Real Madrid superstar is set to break camp from the Bernabeu at the end of the season.
Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009 for a world record transfer fee (then) of A?86 million, after scoring 84 goals in six seasons with the Red Devils.
The 30-year old has reached new heights since moving to Real Madrid, breaking all kinds of records, as he reached the feat of Real Madrid’s all time top scorer last month.
But the arrival of manager Rafael Benitez in the summer seems to have lowered Ronaldo’s eagerness to play for los blancos. Reports of a spat between the two have been flying around from day one, and although Benitez has steered clear of any such rumors, the news keeps turning up.
‘Either [Benitez] goes, or I go’
After the 4-0 thrashing of Real Madrid by Barcelona last weekend, Ronaldo is rumored to have told his teammates, a either [Benitez] goes, or I goa , with relations between the Portugal captain and the former Liverpool manager falling apart by the day.
According to the Sunday Mirror, following Madrid president Florentino Pereza s vote of confidence in Benitez, Ronaldo has reportedly made up his mind, and is ready to act by his word.
Return to Old Trafford on the cards
For a long time, Ronaldo has been linked to both PSG and Manchester United. Ronaldo would prefer a move to former club Manchester United, rather than making a fresh start at PSG that will do no good to his star status, given the lack of competition in Ligue 1. He is said to reject offers as high as A?5000,000-a-week to play for the French champions.