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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Jul 3, 2013

Ronaldo misses United, happy at Real

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo has spoken publically of his affection for English football but still believes that he plays for the best team in the world

Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has insisted he is “really happy” in Spain as speculation about a possible return to Manchester United continues.

Cristiano Ronaldo left Man Utd for Real Madrid in 2009 for a world record £80m fee
Cristiano Ronaldo left Man Utd for Real Madrid in 2009 for a world record £80m fee

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Ronaldo, 28, has yet to sign a new contract with Los Blancos - with his current deal expiring in two years - and former club United are reportedly lining up a big-money summer bid for him.

But while the Portugal star, who has scored a remarkable 201 goals in 199 games for Madrid since arriving from Old Trafford as the world’s most expensive player in 2009, once again spoke fondly of his time in Manchester, he stressed that he is content with life at the Bernabeu.

"I really miss English football. For me, it was some of the best years in my career when I was there in Manchester United,” Ronaldo said as he paid a visit to a school in Singapore. “Everyone knows that. It is the club that is still in my heart and I really, really miss [United].

"But now my life is in Spain, I'm enjoying playing there too. Part of my life is there but the future, we never know but I'm really, really happy in the Spanish league at the moment."

Ronaldo was also asked about the threat of Barcelona next season following their acquisition of Neymar, to which he replied: "I'm only thinking about my team. I don't care about Barcelona. They've signed a great player but I am focused on my team, which I think is the best in the world.”

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