CRISTIANO Ronaldo is on Manchester United’s radar amid uncertainty over his Real Madrid future, and Lionel Messi reportedly expects him to a seal a stunning Old Trafford return this summer.
Ronaldo could rejoin Manchester United with a Real Madrid exit looking forthcoming due to their reluctance to grant him pay parity with Messi and Neymar.
The 33-year-old propelled Los Blancos to another Champions League title last term, their fourth triumph in five years.
However, Real could yet lose him with Manchester United supposedly desperate to bring their former star back to Old Trafford.
And Spanish outlet Don Balon say Barcelona talisman Messi, who has often jostled with Ronaldo for individual accolades over the past decade, expects a transfer to happen.
The Argentina international is reportedly aware of his rival’s movements.
He thinks Ronaldo wants to leave Real because of his contract woes and feels he will not back down on his wish to do so.
Messi also reportedly feels United need their former No 7 back to add some much-needed stardust to Jose Mourinho’s dull outfit.
And Don Balon also say that shirt sponsors Chevrolet are driving a transfer.
They reportedly want Mourinho to bring more excitement to a United side who, on occasions last year, were boring to watch.
United may offer Real midfielder Paul Pogba in order to convince to let Ronaldo go.
And, speaking last year, Ronaldo expressed a love for the Red Devils and spoke about winning the Champions League with them a decade ago.
“I started dreaming bigger and bigger. I wanted to play for the national team, and I wanted to play for Manchester, because I watched the Premier League on TV all the time,” he said.
“I was mesmerized by how fast the game moved and the songs that the crowds would sing. The atmosphere was so moving to me.
“When I became a player for Manchester, it was a very proud moment for me, but I think it was an even prouder moment for my family.
“At first, winning trophies was very emotional for me. I remember when I won my first Champions League trophy at Manchester, it was an overwhelming feeling.” Sunday Express