“I’m very happy being in Spain but obviously I also miss England because you can’t just turn off the memories,” says Cristiano Ronaldo.

And we can understand the feeling as he’s been the target of boos by a section of the Madrid crowd this season who feel his powers are waning.

This is in spite of his astonishing 404 goals in 396 appearances for Los Blancos.

“I don’t like it [the booing] and it’s not normal that they whistle you in your own stadium. I just don’t like it.

“It shouldn’t be the case that a player who always wants to give his best and give 100 percent for this team when he makes his first mistake people whistle

“It’s not correct. And when you are on a difficult run that is when you need extra support from outside not less. Sometimes we don’t have it.

“I spent a lot of years at Manchester United and it never happened to me. Not even once. Maybe England is a case apart – the mentality is different.”

Will Ronaldo return to Manchester United? Will the Old Trafford faithful be willing to reunite with him?