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Man city in talks to sign Ronaldo

The first part of Ronaldo’s explosive interview with Piers Morgan, in which he expressed his unhappiness at United while taking aim at a number of high-profile figures, finally aired on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola’s champions thought they had secured a deal to sign him from Juventus, only for the Red Devils to hijack that transfer at the very last minute – but Ronaldo admits he was on the verge of heading to the Etihad.

When speaking with Morgan about his initial plan to join United’s arch-rivals, he explained: ‘Well honestly, it was close. It was something that they spoke about a lot and Guardiola said two weeks ago that they tried hard to have me.

‘But as you know, [because of] my history with Manchester United, your heart, your feeling, what you did before, [it] made the difference of course – and as well, Sir Alex Ferguson.

‘So I was surprised in some way, but it was a conscience decision because the heart was speaking loud in that moment.’

Morgan then asked Ronaldo if he spoke with Ferguson, under whom he developed into one of the best players on the planet at United, before U-turning on his decision to sign for City.

‘Yes I did [speak to him]. He said to me that it’s impossible for you to come to Manchester City. And I said ok boss!

‘So I took the decision and I repeat, it was with conscience that it was a good decision.’

Ronaldo has not enjoyed the same success since returning to United that summer, despite scoring 24 goals in his first season back at Old Trafford.

Now the Portugal captain finds himself at his nadir in Manchester after gradually falling out of favour under Erik ten Hag this season and, now, unleashing an astonishing attack on the club in his interview with Morgan.

But he believes standards have dropped after Ferguson’s departure and facilities have stayed exactly the same since he left in 2009.

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