Ronaldo wants La Liga stay

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo has seemingly ruled out a move back to Manchester United this off-season, saying he'd prefer to keep playing in Spain.

Ronaldo famously made the switch from the Red Devils to Los Blancos in 2009, becoming the highest-paid footballer in history.

However, there were reports last season that the 28-year-old was unhappy in the Spanish capital, sparking rumours of a possible return to Old Trafford.

It is unlikely that he would want to return to United now, with so many of his former teammates and coaches having departed the club, including Sir Alex Ferguson, a man he holds in very high regard.

And the Portugal international has seemingly ruled out a move back to the Premier League, preferring a stay in the Spanish Primera Division.

"I enjoy of course to play there [Real Madrid], I play there for four years so I want to continue there," he told Sky Sports News.

"It is not the best day to speak about my future. I am going to have time to speak about that at the beginning of pre-season."

Ronaldo's new manager at the Bernabeu, Carlo Ancelotti, believes it is a privilege to get the chance to coach a player of his calibre.

"My opinion is easy. Ronaldo's a fantastic, marvellous player," the Italian tactician said.

"It's an honour to coach a player like Ronaldo like it was to coach Zidane.

"Ronaldo was not on the list of players like Brazilian Ronaldo, Zidane and Ronaldinho that I coached.

"He will be on the list of players I coached now and I am so happy for that."