Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United return is on the cards

Louis van Gaal will get his way and bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United, or so say the voters in today’s Ladbrokes News poll.

The Portuguese forward is said to be on the radar of the Red Devils boss with LVG stating that he “is hopeful” that something could happen.

Further fuel was added to the fire this weekend when Ronaldo was reported as saying “Either he goes, or I go,” in relation Real Madrid’s under-fire manager Rafael Benitez.

With the rumour mill going into over-drive we put the question of whether a move would happen to our readers, and while it wasn’t a clean sweep, the majority see it happening.


In total nearly two-thirds, 63 per cent, of those who voted said that Ronaldo would be donning the red of Manchester United in the future, while 37 per cent disagreed.

Ladbrokes make it a 6/4 chance that the two-time Ballon d’Or winner is playing Premier League football next season, whether it be at Old Trafford or elsewhere.

The bookmaker make it even more likely that the Los Blancos number seven gets his wish and Benitez is removed from his post, offering Even money that the former Liverpool and Chelsea gaffer goes before the end of the year.

How much the Premier League outfit have to part with to make Ronaldo a United player is up in the air.

He moved to the Bernabeu in 2009 for a fee of £80m, but with the Madrid magician now into his thirties, how much his value has changed is anyone’s guessed.

Nevertheless, should the player be open to move, and his current club willing to play ball, United fans would surely like to see him back, and according to today’s poll could just get their wish.

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing.

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Ben Stones

Ladbrokes News’ equine expert, Ben likes nothing more than studying the form to pick out a winner or two for our readers. A Journalism and Media Studies graduate from the University of Winchester, Ben has previously written for a number of football and racing blogs and websites, as well as contributing to the sports pages of his home-town newspaper.