Cristiano Ronaldo has put Manchester United on red alert by refusing to commit his future to Real Madrid.
The Portuguese superstar is still the world’s most expensive player after joining Real from United for a staggering £80m four years ago.
The Manchester Evening News report that during an award ceremony held by Spanish newspaper, Marca, during which Ronaldo was presented with the Alfredo Di Stefano Trophy, he wouldn’t answer questions about his future beyond the end of the season.
Ronaldo wants a major trophy this season
Instead he insisted that his sole focus was on winning a trophy this season. He said: “”Much remains. We are in the cup final and we have taken a major step in the Champions League.
“The league is difficult but we must fight to the end.
“Things personally with me are going well but what I want is to win a major trophy with Madrid.”
Ronaldo still has a strong bond with Sir Alex Ferguson and the Old Trafford faithful. He was given a warm reception when Real played United in the Champions League earlier this month.
Speculation has risen in recent months
There has been speculation in recent months that Ronaldo could be making a return to Old Trafford. Some theories even suggest that Wayne Rooney could be going the other way to help finance the deal.
Since Ronaldo joined Real, he has been in unstoppable form. He has scored a staggering 189 goals in 197 games. In any other era he would be the undisputed best player of his generation.
However, being in Spain at the same time as Lionel Messi and the all time great club side, Barcelona, has caused Ronaldo’s trophy haul to be limited to just one La Liga title, one Copa del Rey and one Supercopa de España. In that time Barca have won twice as many major trophies
Already a United legend
Ronaldo was also a revelation during his time at United. He helped the club win three titles and won the PFA and Football writer’ Player of the Year two years in a row.
The 2007-08 season was a particular highlight as Ronaldo almost single handedly brought the title to Old Trafford with some scintillating displays. He scored 42 goals in 49 games in all competitions and won the Premier League title and the Champions League.