Former Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled out a Manchester United return for Cristiano Ronaldo in the future. The star forward has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford in the last few years.
The 30-year-old left the Premier League giants and joined the Spanish capital club in 2009. He equalled Santiago Bernabeu icon Raul's record of 323 goals for the 10-time European champions.
Ronaldo's contract at Real runs out in 2019 and was linked with a return to England, according to the Manchester Evening News. He has played under Ancelotti, when he was the manager between 2013 and 2015 at Real. The La Liga outfit won the Champions League under the Italian manager's guidance in the 2013/14 season and he claims the Portuguese international will end his career with his current employers.
"I do not know. Last week, he entered the history of Real Madrid tying the record Raul. I do not see Cristiano Ronaldo change clubs. I think he will end his career at Real Madrid where everyone loves it," Ancelotti told Le Parisien.
Meanwhile, the former Chelsea boss has also revealed why he played Angel Di Maria in the middle, rather than his preferred position on either the left or right-wing. The Argentine international played one season under Ancelotti at Real, before joining Manchester United in 2014 for a British record transfer fee.
After a disappointing season in the Premier League, Di Maria moved to Paris Saint-Germain. Ancelotti believes the South American will be vital for his former club (PSG) when they move forward for an attack.
"I made this choice because we had the injury to [Sami] Khedira then we had to find a solution and Di Maria has been very good in the middle three of Real Madrid," the former Real manager explained.
"But I do not think that this is the greatest it has habits. It is better to, right or left or even as a striker. It will help PSG move forward because Di Maria is a team player by nature. It is not at all an individualist player."