England legend Sir Bobby Charlton has revealed that he still hopes that Cristiano Ronaldo will one day come back to Manchester United, Express reports.
Ronaldo was sold to Real Madrid in a then world record £80million deal back in 2009, winning a Champions League and Ballon D’or in the progress.
The Portuguese superstar committed to the Madrid club last September when he signed a long-term contract, which would keep him in Spain until 2017.
He has however remained a fan favourite at Old Trafford, with Manchester United director Bobby Charlton still wishing he will someday return.
“I wonder if ever the day would come when maybe he would come and play for us [Manchester United] again,” Charlton told Laureus.
“I don’t think it will happen, but you never know.
“He is the most enjoyable player to watch that I’ve ever seen. He is so fast, so inventive, just magic.”
The United legend also has faith in new boss Louis van Gaal, believing he can lead the Red Devils back to English dominance.
“We’ve had a really, really tricky year and I’m quite hopeful that it won’t be long in the future before we actually line up to perform against the best. We’ve got a new manager, new outlook, a new style,” he added.
“It’ll be very interesting to see how he comes along and how he works. He’s obviously a, very important person with regard to the Dutch. I think that he will certainly be a very, very good performer for us.”