Cristiano Ronaldo Reportedly Rules Out Potential Return to Manchester United

Simon Edmonds@@Eddie_EdmondsCorrespondent IJuly 4, 2013

Cristiano Ronaldo has crushed the dreams of many Manchester United fans across the world by announcing that he does not intend to return to the club, or even leave Real Madrid, this summer.

The Guardian has posted a one-minute-and-31-second video of Ronaldo answering questions fielded to him in a public event in Singapore. During the video, he makes it clear that while he misses playing for United and in the English top flight, his life is now in Spain.

Ronaldo went on to say that he is "very happy" at Madrid, and while nobody can see what the future holds, he appears to be pledging his immediate future to the Galacticos.

While many United fans were not of the assumption that a return of United's prodigal son was likely, you will be hard-pressed to find one who, deep down, wasn't hoping and praying that these somewhat audacious transfer rumors had some validity to them.

Unfortunately for those supporters, however, it appears as though this one is dead in the water.

In truth, United were never going to be able to find the cash required to bring Ronnie back from Madrid.

Ludicrous reports of Nike, from ESPN, among other companies, striking a deal with the player and the club to fund the move should really have been the eye-opener for most fans who genuinely believed that the Red Devils could afford to buy back the man they let go in 2009.

With his fairytale transfer saga now behind them, United can focus on the real issues at hand: securing the signatures of their primary transfer targets this summer.

With the move for Thiago Alcantara seemingly approaching a conclusion, according to ESPN, United's new manager can start to focus more strongly on bringing Leighton Baines and Kevin Strootman to the club.

Whether they join up with the English champions or not, one thing is for certain: They wont be teammates with Cristiano Ronaldo next season.


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