Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has ruled out a move for Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer transfer window.
Reports in June claimed Ronaldo was upset after being accused of tax fraud and wants to leave Spain, with a move to Old Trafford mentioned as a possibility.
He left for a then world record £80m in 2009 and would cost Man United a substantial fee even though the 32-year-old is approaching the latter stages of his career.
However, after being asked about the chances of a move, Mourinho claimed the economic difficulty means a move is highly unlikely.
“I am not going to get my club to waste time on players who are mission impossible,” he said.
“Ronaldo is such an important player for his club. A player of great economic power. We have not been able to find any reason that could have made us think that Ronaldo could leave.”
Ronaldo would be an incredible signing and ever since he left, United fans have wanted him to make the switch back, but it still looks unlikely, especially because United would need to pay so much for his services even though he’ll only play for a few more years.