The Manchester Evening News The owners of United revealed, the Glazer family, They were willing to hijack Ronaldo’s protracted move to Manchester City Since then, City have ended their interest in signing Ronaldo.
Ronaldo informed Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri of his intention to leave the club on Thursday and United are working on an exciting return for one of their greatest players.
Ferguson is known to have contacted Ronaldo on Friday morning after he seemed certain he would join City. As of this morning, City were the only club interested in signing Ronaldo.
City coach Pep Guardiola said earlier: “Cristiano was at Juventus, I think he is a Juventus player. Only I can say that in the three or four days left in the transfer window, everything can happen.
“From my personal point of view, a few players, including Ronaldo and Messi, decide where they will play. They are the main role in the negotiations. Now I am happy with the team we have and we will remain the same.
“There are many things now that are very far away.”
Ronaldo spent six years at United between 2003-2009, winning three titles in the Premier League, the Champions League, the Club World Cup, the FA Cup and the League Cup.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer refused to rule out a late Ronaldo transfer at his Friday afternoon press conference.
“I didn’t think Cristiano would leave Juventus,” Solskjaer said. “It has been speculation this morning and the past few days.
“We’ve always had good contacts. I know Bruno [Fernandes]He was talking to him too and he knows how we feel about him. And if he’s going to walk away from Juventus, he knows we’re here.
“We focus on the people we have there, I don’t want to speculate too much about Cristiano, what’s going on there with the press.
“I have said many times with speculation, when you are Man United, when you are Ronaldo, when you are Messi, when you are Pogba, when you are Bruno, you have to read a lot about yourselves. So let’s see what happens with Cristiano, he is the legend of this club.
“Cristiano was a legend at this club, he’s a legend at this club, he’s the greatest player of all time, if you ask me. I was lucky enough to play with him, I coached him (in 2008) when I got my job, he almost retired for that Wolverhampton game. (2003) When I was injured because he kept switching teams!
“Such a great human being too. Let’s see what happens with Cristiano. Everyone who has played with him has a weakness for him.
“I could have been in that box and scored – a few of them, the ones he scored only from goals and stuff,” Solskjaer laughed at suggesting Ronaldo would be a useful goalscorer. “As I said earlier, he’s probably the greatest player of all time, arguably him and Messi, but that’s what he is then.”