Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has revealed that his side would never turn down the chance to sign Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo.

However, the former Madrid boss has insisted that the transfer would never happen because it is almost prohibited for the Spanish giants to sell the attacker.


Ronaldo joined United in 2003 from Sporting Lisbon, before being sold to Real Madrid in 2009.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has recently emerged as Manchester United target, but Mourinho believes Real Madrid cannot sell Ronaldo.


“I believe that Real Madrid cannot sell him, it is prohibited,” Mourinho told Portuguese newspaper Record.

“He has to stay until the moment they authorise him to go and play one year in America or anywhere else that he wants to enjoy. It is a closed door.”

Asked about the Red Devils’ interest in the Portuguese superstar, Mourinho replied: “I don’t think so.”

“But all the people know his history in Manchester, the passion they have for him and that there are players in the world who, if the clubs have the possibility of signing, will not say no.”


Ronaldo won three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, two League Cups, FA Community Shield, FIFA Club World Cup and Champions League with the Red Devils.

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