Jose Mourinho Rules Out Manchester United Move For Cristiano Ronaldo
Jose Mourinho insists Manchester United have never considered a move for Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, labelling it “mission impossible”.
United manager Mourinho is keen to bolster his ranks further after already strengthening his squad with the additions of Victor Lindelof and Romelu Lukaku, who both made their debuts at the StubHub Center.
The Portugal star won three Premier League titles and the Champions Leagueat United before his £80 million move to the Spanish capital, where he worked with Mourinho for three years.
But the Portuguese manager dismissed the possibility of a move to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford from Real Madrid.
“We have never thought about it because he is too much of an important player for his club, of great economic power,” he said.
“We have not been able to find for whatever reason anything that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave.
“I’m not going to waste my time thinking about players who are mission impossible.”
Ronaldo spent six full seasons at Old Trafford, helping Sir Alex Ferguson’s Red Devils to nine trophies during that time.
The Portuguese was named Premier League Player of the Month on four occasions, Player of the Season twice and claimed the 2007-08 Premier League Golden Boot with 31 goals in 34 appearances.
In all, the four-time Ballon d’Or winner scored 84 and assisted 34 in his 196 top-flight appearances in England.