Louis van Gaal hopeful over Ronaldo return

Louis van Gaal hopeful over Ronaldo return


Manchester United Louis van Gaal says he is hopeful he call pull of the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid.

Speculation has increased in recent weeks about the 30-year-old’s future in the Spanish capital amid talk of a falling out with boss Rafa Benitez. That talk won’t go away after the Portuguese cut a frustrated figure as Real were hammered 4-0 by rivals Barcelona on Saturday evening.

Ronaldo, who spent six successful seasons at Old Trafford prior to signing for Los Blancos in 2009 for 93 millions euros, has never disguised his love for the Red Devils and has said in the past he would be happy to return.

French champions PSG have been linked with a move for the striker if he pushes for a move in the summer, while the bigger clubs in the MLS would also be keen on him as the profile of football continues to grow in the US.

Speaking after watching his side beat Watford on Saturday afternoon, Dutchman van Gaal admitted he would love to work with Ronaldo at the Premier League side.

He stated: “Ronaldo plays on the wings and he is fast and scores goals,” said the Dutchman. There is no trainer in the world that doesn’t like him. Of course we are looking – but are looking at all players, not just Ronaldo. But these players are mostly ungettable. With Ronaldo, let’s wait and hope.”