Belfast Telegraph

Monday 5 October 2015

Ronaldo misses life in Manchester

Published 22/12/2009

Cristiano Ronaldo admits he is missing life at Manchester United but insists he made the right choice in moving to Real Madrid.

The Portuguese winger, who left United for a record £80million fee in the summer, said his challenge now is to help Real smash the dominance of Barcelona as the best club in the world. Sir Alex Ferguson's side have hit a poor patch of form but Ronaldo dismisses the pundits who believe they are struggling without him.

Ronaldo said: “I think Manchester United are doing very well this season — they have lost the last two games but they are still second in the league. What people think about me is their opinion but I really miss Manchester a little bit as I played there for six years and I left a few friends there. So I miss the club a little bit but I'm focused now at Real Madrid and I'm really happy there.”

Ronaldo concedes that Barcelona, whose victory in the Club World Cup at the weekend made it a staggering six trophies in the last year, have to be regarded as the best club on the planet — but he is determined to challenge their supremacy.

“Barcelona has won everything this year so have to be the best club at the moment,” he added. “They are an outstanding team but we will do our best at Real Madrid to win the league and Champions League.”

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