“Dreams of the return of Cristiano”- European club manager gives verdict on making a move for Manchester United’s Ronaldo

Ruben Amorim admits Sporting CP dream of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo coming back

Sporting CP manager Ruben Amorim claims everyone at the club wants to see Cristiano Ronaldo return to Portugal from Manchester United. However, he understands that the 37-year-old is currently with the Red Devils.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner came through the Old Trafford doors for the first time under Sir Alex Ferguson and was signed from Sporting CP in the summer of 2023.

Ronaldo left United for Real Madrid in 2009. However, the 37-year-old made his way back to Manchester last year. However, after a season back, the forward expressed his desire to leave the club in the recent transfer window.

Ruben Amorim admits Sporting CP dream of Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo coming back.
Cristiano Ronaldo has not started a lot for Manchester United under Erik ten Hag. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

However, things did not pan out that way and the Portugal international stayed at Old Trafford. Unfortunately, things have soured for him further at the club.

Ronaldo has been relegated to the bench under new boss Erik ten Hag. The Dutch manager has preferred other players ahead of the 37-year-old. And the forward has had to settle for a substitute role.

Speaking to the media via Manchester Evening News, Amorim admitted that people at Sporting CP were “dreaming” of the Portuguese legend’s return back to the Leoes.

“I don’t know. Ronaldo is a top player, a Manchester United player. Everyone in Sporting dreams of the return of Cristiano, so I don’t want to speak about that. He’s a Manchester United player, a top player, and he will be for a few months.”

Ronaldo recently refused to come on as a substitute in the Premier League and proceeded down the tunnel before the full-time whistle before the final whistle. He was consequently suspended for the Chelsea fixture.

Ten Hag had a hard start to the campaign losing the first two games. However, the Dutch manager has found some sort of rhythm in the side. And the team is performing well without the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the starting lineup.

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However, a player of Ronaldo’s stature will evidently not be happy with a bit-part role in the team. Thus, it would be wise for United to cut ties with the superstar. Whether Sporting CP is his next destination remains to be seen.