Monday 16 September 2013 06:10, UK
Cristiano Ronaldo signalled an ambition to finish his career at Real Madrid after signing a new deal that ties him to the club for the next five years.Balague also believes that Ronaldo was never going to join United this summer, despite 'flirting' with his former club. "There were certainly contacts between Cristiano Ronaldo, his representatives and Manchester United, no doubt about that," he added. "And there was no doubt about the interest of Manchester United to bring Cristiano back. "I never believed that Cristiano was going to go to Manchester United. I heard in interviews that he said Manchester United was a place where he'd like to go, he loves it there and the people love him also. "But he felt that, to actually get the heights he wants as a player, he had to stay at Real Madrid, but he had to stay on his conditions. "It was kind of convenient that he was flirting with Manchester United in the last year or two, but it was pretty clear to Real Madrid, and people who know Spanish football, that Cristiano always wanted to stay at Real Madrid."