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Gill hoses down Ronaldo speculation

Created on 17 Jan., 2013 4:45 PM GMT

Manchester United chief executive David Gill has played down suggestions Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Old Trafford.

The Portuguese attacker has outlined his intention to see out his current contract at the Santiago Bernabeu but refused to rule out moving on afterwards, with rumours circulating that he could make a sensational comeback to his previous team.

Gill is realistic, however, telling Sky Sports News: "He is a brilliant player but he is contracted for the next two-and-a-half years at Madrid.

"We are looking forward to welcoming him back, he will get a great reception at Old Trafford in early March and that is all we have got to say."

Ronaldo scored 117 goals for United over six years at the club, having joined from boyhood side Sporting Lisbon in 2003.

He will come up against United in the Champions League knockout stages.

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