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Louis van Gaal rules out Cristiano Ronaldo move

The Manchester United manager admits that the team needs a superstar in the squad but says that he won’t be signing the club’s most favourite son

Cristiano Ronaldo had been hotly linked with a long awaited return to Old Trafford this summer after it transpired that the Portuguese Ballon D’or winner was not getting along well with new Real Madrid manager, Rafael Benitez. The forward had been hotly linked with a return to the club in the last three years but nothing concrete has ever shown up.

And now, Louis van Gaal has said that he will not be looking to bring the forward back to the club even though the club needs a superstar.

“We can use much more creativity,” he told reporters in the United States. “We have Wayne [Rooney], [Juan] Mata, [Memphis] Depay, [Ashley] Young, [Adnan] Januzaj, [James] Wilson, [Ander] Herrera. Young has had a fantastic season, but he is not a Neymar and we have to compete with that kind of class.

“When it is possible to buy, for a reasonable price, players from that level, we shall do that because they can contribute as they are better.

“Ronaldo? He may come, but it is not possible. Why not? Because you have the club [Real], Ronaldo and then you have Manchester United and how much Manchester United want to spend.”

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