Ronaldo has suggested he would love to return to Manchester United in the future. The Portuguese spent six productive years at Old Trafford winning three league titles, the Champions League and numerous other trophies.

But despite making a blistering start to the season at Real Madrid under new boss Jose Mourinho, Ronaldo has refused to rule out a move back to the North West giants.

He said: ‘To be honest I miss the Premier League a lot. Of course I have good memories about Manchester. I have good friends there and I miss them a lot, so you never know.

‘Sir Alex Ferguson is like a second father for me. He helped me a lot during the six years I was in Manchester, he taught me many things.’

Ronaldo has made a prolific start to the season in Spain’s La Liga and has praised Mourinho for helping him rediscover his top form.

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Ronaldo has defended Wayne Rooney over criticism of his World Cup displays and backed his former Manchester United team-mate to improve.

Rooney has been well below his best in England’s disappointing draws with the USA and Algeria.

But Ronaldo said: “Wayne Rooney tried very hard, but he didn’t play alone.

“When it’s not coming, when you don’t score a goal or play well, it is always the big players’ fault. But Wayne is a great player and will do a good job.”

Portugal star Ronaldo played with Rooney at United for five seasons, winning three league titles and the Champions League before leaving to join Real Madrid in 2009. [Source]

Good to see Ronaldo helping his old pal, but he has his own problem to be concerned of. His form hasn’t been impressive, and Portugal need him to step up to advance further in the World Cup.

Old video, probably in early 2009 – Cristiano Ronaldo freestyle football skills footage at Man Utd’s Carrington Training Ground for Rio Ferdinand’s #5 Magazine with Jeremy Lynch.

Real Madrid are preparing to launch another summer raid on Manchester United – this time to land left-back Patrice Evra – on the advice of last summer’s big mover Cristiano Ronaldo.

The French international is the club’s top target after being recommended by Ronaldo, who left Old Trafford for the Santiago Bernabeu in a world record £80 million deal last summer.

Valdano has a number of other candidates on his wishlist — including Arsenal’s Gael Clichy, Chelsea’s Ashley Cole and Fiorentina’s Juan Manuel Vargas — but Evra is his top target as Ronaldo insists he is the man for the job. As a result, a bid in the region of £20m is being prepared.

Reports from France suggest Evra might be open to the move, considering he has already won every trophy available to him in English football since joining United from Monaco in January 2006.

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