Serb suggests that ex-United star could be back at the club this summer.
Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic believes that Real Madrid attacker Cristiano Ronaldo could make a stunning return to Old Trafford next season – and is a better player than Barcelona star Lionel Messi, says the Sun.
The Portugal international, who used to play for the Red Devils before moving to the Spanish capital in the summer of 2009 for a word-record fee of £80 million, will make his first-ever return to United on Tuesday night.
Sir Alex Ferguson’s side entertain Jose Mourinho’s men in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash, with the first encounter having ended in a 1-1 draw at the Santiago Bernabeu three weeks ago, a match in which Ronaldo pulled the home side level with a thumping far-post header midway through the first half.
And now United’s Serbia international says that he could envisage Ronaldo playing for the Red Devils once again, with the Sun even reporting on the weekend that the Portuguese would in fact be willing to consider making a stunning return to the club, although there would of course first need to be several contractual issues to be resolved before such a transfer could take place.
“It would be a big ask for many reasons. I would love to see Cristiano here. I could see it,” Vidic says in the Sun.
“He is a United supporter. Even though he left he still follows United and still misses the club and the environment here.”
Vidic also went on to claim that Ronaldo is now a better player than current Fifa Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi: “They are both great players but, in recent years, Barcelona have won more trophies and I think that is why people have put Ronaldo to one side.
“The way he plays, he can play in England, he can shoot with his left, his right, he can jump and head the ball. He can dribble, he can do everything.
“I don’t say Messi cannot do that but the way Barcelona play suits his style.
“Ronaldo has been changing games for the last four years for Madrid.
“Every time he walks on the pitch he wants to score. He has that hunger in every game.”