The first time Cristiano Ronaldo disclosed he could get back to Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo with Manchester United Team mates back then in 2008

The day Cristiano Ronaldo first revealed he could return to Manchester United

That dream could now work out

The summer 2021 transfer window has been one of the most out of control in ongoing memory, with Cristiano Ronaldo’s potential return to Manchester United the most recent curve. In the event that this has occured, it will be the finish of a dream that the Portuguese forward first talked about in 2014.

Despite the fact that he had been connected with city rivals Manchester City, Ronaldo has consistently asserted he keeps an adoration for the Red Devils and he could now at last return, 12 years after his 2009 move to Real Madrid.

“I love Manchester and, to go back, I never know and you never know,” he told MUTV in pre-season ahead of the 2013/14 season, with these quotes reported by The Guardian on August 2, 2014.

“Of course I’m happy at Real Madrid. It’s my home and it’s my club but, Manchester treat me unbelievable so we never know.”

“[Manchester United] were one of my favourite clubs. Everyone knows that every time when I speak about Real Madrid I should speak about Manchester United, as I loved it there.

“I was 18 years old [when I joined]. I won everything there and the people treat me like a god, so I appreciate it. In the future, nobody knows.

“For me it’s one of the best clubs in the world and I have passion for this club.

“Some players I am still in contact with because when I was there I created a good relationship with everybody, not just the players, but all the staff around.

“It was like my second family there too, so I’ll not forget that the people treat me well. I’ll not forget.”

Presently, seven years after that first clue of a future return, Ronaldo indeed will be wearing the red of Manchester United again.