Cristiano Ronaldo had a ‘few conversations’ with Man City before sealing shock Man Utd transfer return, says Fernandinho


CRISTIANO RONALDO had “considerable” talks about becoming a member of Manchester City before making his shock return to crosstown rivals Manchester United.

So says City skipper Fernandinho as he revealed there have been at the least “a few conversations” between the Premier League champions and the Ronaldo camp.

Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Man United after 12 years awayCredit: Rex
Skipper Fernandinho lifted the lid on Ronaldo's talks with City
Skipper Fernandinho lifted the lid on Ronaldo’s talks with CityCredit: Rex

The Portuguese regarded set to hitch City this summer time season season from Juventus before making an eleventh hour transfer to former membership United.

An intervention from Sir Alex Ferguson is assumed to have steered the ahead away from the Etihad and as soon as extra into the Old Trafford fold after 12 years away.

The City hierarchy has to date remained tight-lipped over the saga nonetheless Fernandinho has now given a flavour of the discussions that occurred.

“I think there was a chance, yes, good, considerable,” he instructed ESPN. “I actually really feel there have been even a few conversations.

“Also as a outcomes of his agent was correct proper right here on the membership renewing Ederson’s contract, Ruben Dias’ contract, seeing the scenario of Bernardo Silva and Joao Cancelo as correctly.

“So obviously if you’re there at the table, you can talk about everything and every possible player.”


While Ronaldo at one stage regarded additional extra more likely to hyperlink up with City, a flurry of calls from Ferguson, United execs and former team-mates glad him to return to the Red Devils.

He joined the likes of Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane as big-name arrivals at Old Trafford this summer time season season.

The 36-year-old has continued his sensational goalscoring form on his return to the membership he left for Real Madrid in 2009.

He has netted 3 events in two appearances to date nonetheless his newest European strike was not sufficient to seal victory within the route of Young Boys on Tuesday evening.

The remaining end result marked boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s seventh defeat in 11 Champions League video video video games in worth.

Man Utd's biggest transfers ever, both in and out, including Ronaldo
Man Utd’s largest transfers ever, each out and in, collectively with Ronaldo

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