The club do not want to re-sign their former star fir fear of upsetting current players.
It looks as if Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will not be making his sensational return to Manchester United after all.
The Metro reports that for fear of upsetting their current crop of players the Red Devils will choose not to take up the opportunity to re-sign the 29-year-old.
New manager Louis van Gaal spent over £150m on new faces this summer, including high profile names such as Angel di Maria and Radamel Falcao.
It’s thought that these expensive acquisitions – along with current stars such as captain Wayne Rooney – would be put out by the return of Ronaldo to Old Trafford.
The Portugal skipper would probably demand wages in the region of around £300,000-a-week and whilst United could afford this, it may annoy the likes of Rooney.
Ronaldo spent six years with the 13-time Premier League champions previously before leaving for the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in 2009 for a then world record £80m.
Los Blancos are likely to demand £60m of that back if they are to allow their prized asset to leave the Spanish capital next summer, but if reports are to be believed that won’t be an issue in any case.
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