Portuguese in a United shirt again would be good for British football, says ex-Red Devil.
Former Manchester United captain Gary Neville feels that Real Madrid playmaker Cristiano Ronaldo would be received warmly were he to decide to make a return to his old stomping ground at the end of this campaign, says talkSPORT.co. uk.
The highly skilled Portugal international only left Old Trafford in the summer of 2009 to move to the Santiago Bernabeu for a word record fee of £80 million, having spent six hugely successful years in the Premier League with the Red Devils.
However, in the intervening four years in the Spanish capital, the 28-year-old has taken his game on to a new level, in the process becoming one of the greatest players the world has ever seen, but the one time England international believes that Ronaldo would be welcomed back at the club with open arms should the player ever decide to quit La Liga and return to the English top flight.
“The rumours are growing around Manchester from the fans because he left in [exceptional] circumstances. Not many players would leave United and say they wanted to leave United and still get such a great reception, but they always recognised it was his dream to play at Real Madrid,” Neville told talkSPORT’s Matchday Live programme.
“There is no secret to the fact that he misses the security, the stability and the friendships that he had in Manchester and the reception he got the other night was special for him.
“Forget Manchester United, I think, from a British football point of view, having Ronaldo back in the Premier League would be a great result for everybody because to watch him week in, week out, would be a pleasure.”