It was the first club name that came up once Cristiano Ronaldo revealed -indirectly, through something someone around him told Portuguese newspaper A Bola- his intention/decision(?) to leave Real Madrid.
Manchester United were tipped as the favorites to welcome the Portuguese star back, especially after some comments he had made a few weeks earlier, regarding how the fans at Old Trafford always treated him (with respect), unlike at Santiago Bernabeu (where many times he has been whistled at and booed).
According to Jose Mourinho though, making a move for Ronaldo was never an option, not because he wouldn’t want him in the team, but because he cannot imagine how such a deal with Real Madrid could happen.
We have never thought about it because he is such an important player for his club, of great economic power
the Man United manager said in a Press conference after their 5-2 win over LA Galaxy in a friendly game in the US.
We have not been able to find a reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave Madrid. I am not going to get my club to waste time on players who are mission impossible