Man United dealt blow as Real Madrid star confirms club stay

Manchester United looks to have been dealt a transfer blow after top attacking target Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out an exit from Real Madrid, Skysports reports.

The 30-year-old was heavily linked with a return to Old Trafford over the past few months amid speculation that he fell out with newly appoint manager Rafa Benitez.

However, he has now come out to rule out a possible exit for at least the next two seasons given that his contract will expire in 2018.

“It is speculation. Every year, the same thing,” he said.

“I am calm, I feel good, and I am happy here. I have two years of contract and I am going to stay here.”

Ronaldo was also tipped to complete a move to Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain after he was seen hugging manager Laurent Blanc after a match between the two sides back in November.

The forward has now come out to clarify the rumours over his potential move to PSG as he revealed that he was only thanking Blanc for his earlier praise during the mentioned incident.

United boss Louis van Gaal recently admitted his desire to add more winger into his flanks, but may now need to look elsewhere as his top attacking target is expected to remain at the Bernabeu this January.