If he started his career at Sporting Lisbon, Cristiano Ronaldo has fully appeared in the eyes of the world at Manchester United. While on the move in 2009, the Portuguese was asked if he would join rivals Manchester City, and his response was emphatic.
“I didn’t drop Cristiano Ronaldo immediately in the comments carried by The Sun. City have a lot of good players and he could be a problem for Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea.
But I don’t care. “I’m only interested in clubs like Real Madrid and teams like Barcelona or Valencia,” he said in 2009, the year he signed with Meiring. To think that he therefore had a challenge to seek in Spain.
In 2015, the same question was asked again to Ronaldo, who in that year was also associated with the departure of Manchester City with interest.
And the Portuguese didn’t change his mind: “Do you think money will make me change my mind at the age of thirty? Cristiano Ronaldo wondered. I don’t think, I don’t think that would be a problem. If I talk about how much money I can go and earn in Qatar, they probably have money.” More than Man City. But it’s not a matter of money, it’s a matter of passion,” insisted CR7.
Perhaps it was this passion that made Ronaldo change his mind during the last transfer window to return to Manchester United when Man City were about to join him.