Zinedine Zidane has insisted that he does not want to sell Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer transfer window.
Ronaldo is reportedly open to a move away from the Bernabeu, with Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain said to be interested in his signature.
The Portuguese has suffered mixed fortunes with Madrid this term and he was jeered by supporters during his side’s 1-0 loss against Atletico Madrid last month.
“I’d say no,” Zidane said when asked if he would sell Ronaldo in the summer.
“I’m the coach and I want him on the team. I always see a full stadium, so they can’t be as disappointed as people say.”
Ronaldo, at 31, is entering the twilight years of his career and it may not make too much sense for Man United to sign him given he would likely command a huge fee.
However, it is hard to deny the romanticism of a Ronaldo return at Old Trafford. The forward was tremendous for United between 2003 and 2009 and, after what has been a turbulent campaign for the red half of Manchester, his return would provide a big boost for everyone associated with the club.