Former Real Madrid boss Fabio Capello believes Cristiano Ronaldo look certain to join Manchester United.
Ronaldo won three Premier League titles and the Champions League between 2003 and 2009 at United before his then world record £80m switch to the Bernabeu.
And having won lots of laurels at the Spanish capital, including an additional four Champions League titles, former England manager Capello believes that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner who is now 33 is poised for a reunion with Mourinho at Old Trafford – the pair won the title together at Real in 2012.
“Cristiano wants to return to Manchester United alongside Mourinho,” Capello told Sky Sport 24.
“I think he will eventually leave Madrid to go back to England. When? This I don’t know.”
Meanwhile, Ronaldo has himself fueled speculations about his Real Madrid future, following Real’s third straight Champions League triumph against Liverpool last weekend.
He said: “In the next few days I will give an answer to the fans that have always been on my side.
“It was very nice to be at Real Madrid, in the coming days I will talk about it more.”
Explaining why he quit Old Trafford, Ronaldo said last December: “When I became a player for Manchester, it was a very proud moment for me, but I think it was an even prouder moment for my family.
“Over the past eight years, I have achieved incredible things at Madrid.
“But my dreams kept getting bigger. That’s the point of dreams, right? I had always admired Madrid, and I wanted a new challenge. I wanted to win trophies at Madrid, and break all the records, and become a club legend.
“At first, winning trophies was very emotional for me. I remember when I won my first Champions League trophy at Manchester, it was an overwhelming feeling. Same thing with my first Ballon d’Or.”