Jose Mourinho wants Cristiano Ronaldo to be first Manchester United signing: Incoming boss wants to sign Real Madrid starPublished May 23, 2016
Manchester United have given Louis van Gaal his marching orders and Jose Mourinho is set to takeover from the veteran Dutchman and Freebets understands that the Portuguese manager has set his sights on luring Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford.
Mourinho will be handed a massive transfer fund warchest and will instruct chief executive Ed Woodward that Bernabeu goal machine Ronaldo is his primary target.
Manchester United are well aware that a move to bring the 31-year-old back to the club would prove incredibly difficult but feel there is nothing to be lost in making a move for the player, as doing so would at the very worst still be a sign of their renewed ambition.
Ronaldo and Mourinho know each other well from their shared time at Real Madrid and the fact that they both share the same agent, Jorge Mendes, could aid any potential summer move.
Though Cristiano Ronaldo has proven a massive success since moving to the Spanish capital, his tally of 364 goals in 347 appearances shattering any number of club and league records, it’s worth noting that the Portuguese national team captain hasn’t garnered much by way of club accolades.
Indeed Ronaldo has seen Real Madrid win just one La Liga title in his seven seasons at the club and though Zinedine Zidane has steadied the ship since taking over from Rafa Benitez, there is perhaps hope that a move back to Manchester United could tempt the prolific attacker.
Though in the latter stages of his career a move for Cristiano Ronaldo would still set Manchester United back a massive sum though there have been reports that suggest the player would be interested in seeing out his career at the Premier League outfit (AS via the Metro).
Mourinho will receive in the region of £150m to invest in the squad and any move for Ronaldo would see the former Chelsea manager using up a significant portion of these funds.