Despite rumors Cristiano Ronaldo would be returning to Manchester United this year, the soccer player seems to be trying to put those reports to rest.
According to SportingNews.com on Thursday, Ronaldo called Manchester United "family," but has no intention of leaving his current team Real Madrid. The website reported that Real Madrid "has no intention of allowing him to leave the Santiago Bernabeu next summer and the forward is also reluctant to depart before breaking the club's all-time goal-scoring record."
Ronaldo also reportedly said, "I'm touched that they still think so fondly of me, but I'm really happy here. I've always said I have a family in Manchester, but right now I'm happy here and I want to stay."
Ronaldo's contract with Real Madrid goes until 2018. Sky Sports' Spanish football expert Guillem Balague previously said that Ronaldo may return to his old team Manchester United from Real Madrid during the summer of 2016, but not before that. Balague told Sky Sports on Tuesday that, "It is quite clear that Manchester United are letting all this continue because they are interested in Cristiano Ronaldo."
"It's all speculation, speaking about my future ... My future is Madrid. I'm happy," Ronaldo told reporters before according to Goal.com. "The season is going well and I'm not talking about my future, it doesn't make sense."