Carlo Ancelotti feels there is absolutely no chance Cristiano Ronaldo will quit Real Madrid next year for Manchester United.
Ancelotti has been interviewed in the British Press ahead of Los Blancos’ Champions League game against Liverpool and the subject of Ronaldo’s future was high on the agenda, Marca reports.
Ronaldo has been linked with a return to Old Trafford but Ancelotti can see no reason whatsoever why the Portugal captain would want to leave Santiago Bernabeu.
“Everyone can be changed and replaced but Ronaldo is the best player in the world. If he left Madrid it would be a huge loss,” the Italian said.
“But that won’t happen because he will end his career in Madrid.
“I am 100% sure Ronaldo won’t be at Manchester United next season. 100%. I can’t be wrong because he is happy in Madrid. Everyone wants to be here.
“The club is delighted to have the best player in the world. At the moment the relationship between club and player is perfect.
“So I don’t think that is going to change. Ronaldo will end his career at Real Madrid.”
Ancelotti argued, however, that despite Ronaldo’s excellent goal scoring form, a Ronaldo goal won’t guarantee victory at Anfield.
“He could score but we might lose 2-1 or 3-2,” Ancelotti warned.
“But the statistics say it all. The fact is he has scored around 280 goals in 250 games for Madrid. That’s why I say having him in your team is like having the advantage.
“There is a big game to be faced with the whole team but clearly, having Ronaldo is a big plus.
“It wasn’t easy to say who the best player I have coached is because I’ve been fortunate to work with the best, including defenders and goalkeepers.
“I’ve worked with many great players but yes, Ronaldo still surprises me that he is capable of scoring in every game. Always.”