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Cristiano Ronaldo dismisses Manchester United move. What next?

Cristiano Ronaldo

Real’s Cristiano Ronaldo holds the ball as he celebrates his four goals during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Elche at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)


After scoring his 25th hat trick for Real Madrid on Tuesday, Cristiano Ronaldo has moved to quell growing speculation over his future at the Santiago Bernabeu.

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Ronaldo, 29, has been constantly linked with a move back to Manchester United this summer, with Premier League giants Chelsea also reportedly in the hunt.

However after scoring seven goals in his past two games for Real, including four against Elche on Tuesday, Ronaldo spoke to reporters in Madrid and dismissed talk of a switch back to the PL.

“It’s all speculation, speaking about my future,” Ronaldo said. “My future is Madrid. I’m happy. The season is going well and I’m not talking about my future, it doesn’t make sense.”

So, that’s the end of that, right?

Maybe not. Ronaldo continues to put in stunning displays for Real and has now scored 12 goals in eight games this season. He has won the La Liga title, Copa Del Rey and the UEFA Champions League with Madrid and is the reigning European and World Player of the Year. Simply put, he has achieved greatness at Madrid and he’s scored 264 goals in 254 games for Real. What else does he have to achieve at the Santiago Bernabeu? His comments on the reports linking him with United and Chelsea are more to brush reporters off than giving a huge inclination as to where his future lies.

He let his guard down over the summer and in interviews he repeatedly stated his intent to one day return to Manchester United. These latest comments should be taken with a pinch of salt as Ronaldo’s future at Real will still be in question for the rest of the season.

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