Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly prepared to reject a Premier League comeback with Manchester United because of the presence of Jose Mourinho. The Real Madrid forward worked under Mourinho for three seasons at the Bernabeu, and he had a public fall-out with the manager during 2012/13 season.
According to Le 10 Sport, Ronaldo is unhappy with his situation in the Spanish capital, and this could potentially push him for a fresh challenge in the summer.
United have repeatedly been deemed as favourites to sign Ronaldo whenever he leaves Madrid, but it does not appear that the 33-year-old would welcome the idea of working with Mourinho once more.
As a result, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has advised agent Jorge Mendes to look into a move to London with Chelsea, Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur made aware of the Portuguese’s intentions ahead of the summer transfer window.
Despite the speculation, it would come as a surprise if £365,000-a-week star decides to leave the Bernabeu in the summer. The veteran initially found himself struggling to find the scoresheet this campaign, but he has revived his old form in recent weeks with nine goals in his previous five appearances.
Real Madrid are already out of the running for the Spanish La Liga and Copa del Rey this term, but Ronaldo’s showing could be key to their quest for a record third-straight Champions League crown this season.