MADRID, Aug. 2 (Xinhua) -- Cristiano Ronaldo said that he will not rule out one day returning to Manchester United and is looking forward to seeing how they perform this season.
The Portuguese international made the remarks ahead of Real Madrid's pre-season game against his former club in the USA on Saturday night.
Ronaldo is one of the centers of attention for the game, but although he wants to play some part in the match, he admitted Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, was not keen on the idea as Ronaldo aims to recover from a knee problem which has dogged him since March.
"I think Manchester United is one of the best clubs in the World. It is one of my favorite clubs and when I was there they treated me like a God," said the striker when asked about his former club.
"I am very grateful for everything they did and who knows what might happen in the future, you never know what can happen in football and I am not closing the doors on anyone, although of course I am happy at Real Madrid which is my home and my club," he added. ' Last season was a disaster for Manchester United in their first season after the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson as the 'Red Devils' failed to even qualify for Europe under David Moyes.
Now Moyes has been replaced by former Barcelona, Ajax, Bayern Munich and Holland coach, Louis Van Gaal: a man who has a reputation as a hard-taskmaster who gets results.
"He is a fantastic coach and his sides always play good football. I think he is going to do a great job, he has a lot of experience and I think he will do a good job for United."
"I'm sure they'll have a better season and I hope they get back by doing what people expect of them, playing good football and scoring a lot of goals. They are always strong and I am looking forward to seeing them this season," he concluded.