Man Utd boss van Gaal admits Ronaldo interest

Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has admitted that a bid to try and re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo is possible, but Real Madrid are unlikely to want to sell the player, writes BBC Sport.

Ronaldo left Old Trafford in 2009 after a massively fruitful six-year spell, where he helped win the Premier League three times, the League Cup twice, and the Champions League, FA Cup and World Club Championship once each. His performances saw him earn the World Player of the Year award for the first time in 2008.

In the five years since joining Real he has earned more major honours including a second Champions League winners’ medal in May and the Ballon D’Or in 2013. He has managed an incredible 257 goals in 252 appearances, but despite having a contract until 2018, there have been rumours that the 29-year-old has become unsettled at the Bernabeu due to the sale of several star players.

His former club has been increasingly linked with making a move to bring back their former star man, and when asked about the likelihood of that eventuality, van Gaal said: “It is possible. Players like Ronaldo give a lot of extra to a team, but I don’t think Real Madrid shall sell him.”

The Dutchman’s comments come just weeks after Ronaldo told MUTV of his desire to return to Manchester before the end of his career.

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