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Deep in Thought: Maybe Cristiano is thinking about a return to United as much as we are.
With a whopping 146 goals in 135 appearances for Real Madrid, the hefty £80 million transfer fee (The Telegraph) Los Blancos paid for the Cristiano Ronaldo now seems like an absolute bargain.
Since arriving in Spain, the Portuguese superstar has become a perennial ballon D'or shortlist candidate, somehow improving on the otherworldly displays he put on at Old Trafford.
And though United have made some good buys with the plentiful funds they received (i.e. Shinji Kagawa, David De Gea), it is unlikely they will see a player with the same ability as Ronaldo grace their home pitch anytime soon (that means you too, Robin Van Persie).
That is, unless Ronaldo returns to United, which seems unlikely now with Sir Alex and his crew out of town. (The Mirror)
However, this scenario is still possible, meaning United fans are not ready to completely rule out a Ronaldo era part two, and his status as a player who left could soon be dramatically shifted.
For this reason, he is not ranked above the following three players, who have a much lesser chance of returning to United and changing their statuses as United departees.