Cristiano Ronaldo has confirmed he thought about returning to Manchester United last summer, stressing his love for the club.
It had been reported that Rio Ferdinand revealed he was in constant contact with Ronaldo before the start of the season in an attempt to convince the Real Madrid forward to move back to Old Trafford.
Speaking after winning the 2013 Ballon d’Or, Ronaldo revealed he did speak to Ferdinand about a potential transfer.
“It was true that Rio Ferdinand spoke to me a lot to try and make me come back to United,” Sky Sports has reported.
“Rio is a great friend of mine, we played many years together at Manchester United and we were neighbours when I was there.
“He's a fantastic guy and tried to change my mind to go back to Manchester.
“I did think about United, they are still in my heart. It's a club where I played for six years, I love the club.
“I have a lot friends there and I wish them the best.”