Why Manchester United didn't re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Real Madrid

Real Madrid's Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo overhead kicks and scores during their Uefa Champions League quarter-final first leg match against Juventus at the Allianz Stadium in Turin

It has further emerged that Manchester United rejected the chance to resign Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, when his availability to move on from Real Madrid became apparent.

Ronaldo moved to Juventus from Real Madrid in a €100 million deal in July, ending his nine-year stay at the Bernabeu.

The 33-year-old's next chance to break his duck will be in Turin against Sassuolo on September 16 after the global break.

The Portugal captain was repeatedly linked with a return to Old Trafford after leaving the club in 2009, but Mourinho said his return was never a possibility. Mourinho's main aim was to bring in a centre-back, with Tottenham Hotspur's Toby Alderweireld and Leicester City's Harry Maguire significant targets.

That has led to a furious dispute between Mourinho and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward at the beginning of this season.

Cristiano Ronaldo has asked Juventus for at least three bodyguards to look after him and his family in Turin.

Cristiano Ronaldo return to Manchester United never on, says Jose Mourinho
His clubmate Sergio Ramos was named best defender while Real shot stopper Keylor Navas won the best goalkeeper prize. Red Star, former club of Reds midfielder Marko Grujic , are in the Champions League for the first time since 1992.

United will come up against their former hero in October when Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford with Juventus.

However, a lack of signings should not be used as an excuse for the poor start to the season.

"He wants to score and we'll help him to do so, because he's very important for this team".

The poor results and ongoing spat with Woodward have surprisingly even led to some speculation that Mourinho is fighting for his future in United's upcoming games.

"I knew this was going to be hard because I also knew that last season was very, very hard".

"It's a process and it's a process that has risks - especially if you make the defensive mistakes that breaks that dynamic". We still have 35 matches to play. If I say it again now it is not because of two defeats.

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