Mourinho rules out Ronaldo’s Manchester United move
Reports from Spain suggest that the impending transfer talks for the Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United move might not materialize at all as Jose Mourinho is not willing to bring back the 32-year old in his squad. It seems Jose Mourinho is not interested in Cristiano Ronaldo Manchester United move.
The rumours of a potential transfer of Cristiano Ronaldo to United started when the Spanish tax authorities accused the Portuguese of evading a tax totalling to £13m earlier in the month. These accusations have seemed to infuriate Cristiano Ronaldo, who now does not want to live in Spain anymore.
Real Madrid, the current club of Cristiano Ronaldo, have published a public statement on their official website claiming that the club fully supports Cristiano Ronaldo in his stance and has complete faith in their forward. But such statements would not stop football giants like Manchester United from trying to sign Cristiano Ronaldo.
Even though it has been a fantasy of Ed Woodward to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Old Trafford ever since his appointment as the executive vice-chairman in 2013, it seems highly unlikely that Mourinho would favour the move.
Back in 2011, Real Madrid won the Copa Del Rey by beating Barcelona 1-0 in extra time. But days after the win for Los Blancos, the Catalans took their revenge by defeating Real Madrid 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first leg of the Champions league semi-final. The coach, Jose Mourinho, was infuriated by Ronaldo’s attitude towards his tactics and took to a dressing room showdown with Cristiano Ronaldo.
As was expected, Cristiano Ronaldo hit back at his coach, with comments saying that he found Real Madrid’s playing style too conservative. Few days later, Real Madrid lost to Zaragoza 2-3 at home with Cristiano Ronaldo being dropped from the squad.
This was one of the many incidents that occurred during Mourinho’s reign at Real Madrid as the relationship between Cristiano Ronaldo and Mourinho deteriorated over the period. So, after what he had gone through last time, it seems highly unlikely that Cristiano Ronaldo would ever want to play again for Mourinho.