London, July 21 (ANI): Love for Manchester United could see ace striker Cristiano Ronaldo's return to his former club, according to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Ronaldo, who was signed for a world record 80 million pounds, made his Real Madrid debut in Monday night's 1-0 win at Shamrock.
"He may come back, you never know. He loved United, he loved the club. If you look back at the six years he had with us, he never missed training. He came to the right club at the right part of his career.
"He could have gone to Real Madrid or Barcelona. But he came to the right one and he appreciates that," The Sun quoted Ferguson, as saying.
Ferguson knows United's title rivals will be revelling in the fact they have lost their star player.
"It will give teams a bit more encouragement. They'll all be delighted that we've lost Ronaldo, no question about that. There is no doubt he is a huge loss. I think it's a challenge for us," Ferguson said.
"It won't be the same without Ronaldo, it can't be. Without question he is the best player in this world of ours. He is streets ahead of Messi, streets ahead of Kaka. Absolutely. Look at his figures, they are unbelievable.
"The attempts he has on goal, the attacks into the penalty box, his positions, headers, shots... it's unbelievable. His best is yet to come, he is only 24. We will be a different team without him, we will be more compact," he added. (ANI)