Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Were Not Interested in Ron

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Reds Were Not Interested in Ron

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JOSE Mourinho has clarified United never considered signing Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer.

Ronaldo joined Juventus from Real Madrid in an £88m deal in July amid speculation surrounding a possible return to Old Trafford.

M.E.N. Sport reported at the time there was no concrete interest from the Reds in the 33-year-old, who spent six years at Old Trafford.

Mourinho and Ronaldo share the same agent in Jorge Mendes and the Portuguese are due to be reunited when United and Juventus face each other in the Champions League group stage.

An Italian journalist in attendance for United's win at Burnley on Sunday asked Mourinho why United did not sign Ronaldo.

"Cristiano was never on my table to say yes or no to," Mourinho said. …

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