Cristiano Ronaldo contacted by Sporting over shock transfer return with club bosses confident of poaching Man Utd star

    CRISTIANO RONALDO might be heading to Portugal after his first club Sporting Lisbon sounded him out more than a go back home.

    That Old Trafford icon, 37, rejoined Manchester U . s . last August from Italian giants Juventus.

    Ronaldo's future at Man Utd remains up in the air with Sporting keen to re-sign him


    Ronaldo’s future at Man Utd remains up in mid-air with Sporting keen to re-sign himCredit: Getty
    The Portuguese forward left Sporting Lisbon as a teenager to join Man Utd


    The Portuguese forward left Sporting Lisbon like a teen to participate Man UtdCredit: Pa:press Association

    He bagged 24 goals in 38 games for that Red Demons but was deeply annoyed by the team’s sixth-place finish within the Premier League.

    Ronaldo has told new U . s . manager Erik ten Hag he is able to stay which help the Dutchman begin to rebuild — as long as he’s wanted.

    Despite finishing because the club’s top scorer, Ronaldo was regularly criticised for his insufficient pressing.

    And that he is described as disappointed by United’s insufficient action to date within the transfer market.

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    The Sun’s Rays on Sunday understands bosses at Sporting, where Ronaldo performed 25 league games prior to signing for U . s . in 2003, believe they are able to lure him to Lisbon.

    A resource stated: “Sporting realize that Ronaldo loves winning trophies.

    “That looks a lengthy way away at U . s . right now and time is drained for Ronaldo.

    “So believe to complete his career than return home and play in Portugal.&nbsp

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    “It’s a powerful league along with a great lifestyle.

    “Senior officials make enquiries and let Ronaldo know they’re interested if he desires to leave U . s ..”

    Moving home would also delight his mother Dolores.

    Last September she told a Portuguese podcast: “He has to return.

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    “I already told him: ‘Son, before I die I wish to help you go back to Sporting’.

    “‘Let’s see…’, he stated.”

    Ronaldo and Pepe came through together and were later Real Madrid teammates


    Ronaldo and Pepe came through together and were later Real Madrid teammatesCredit: Getty
    Ronaldo could be in line to return to Sporting 19 years after leaving


    Ronaldo might be lined up to go back to Sporting 19 years after departingCredit: Getty


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