Like every summer, there have been several rumours linking Cristiano Ronaldo with a move away from the club, the destination predicted to be Real Madrid. Ronaldo has denied these rumours, claiming he is very happy at the club.

United chief executive David Gill has today reinforced these claims, saying that Ronaldo’s relationship with the club and the chances of him winning trophies will keep him at United for years to come.

“Without doubt we are [confident he will stay],” said Gill. “He’s got four more years on his contract with us until 2012. He’s been with us for five years and we hope, and we are sure, he will be with us for years to come. He is clearly one of the best, if not the best, in the world. But he’s at a great club that is winning trophies. He enjoys it immensely here. I can tell that from speaking to him privately and you can see he has a great relationship with the staff and the players. Why would he want to leave? We have no intention of letting him go and we will make sure he is very happy here as we do with all our top players. Manchester United is not a club that sells its main assets. We want a successful team on the pitch and you don’t achieve that by selling Cristiano Ronaldo. He is going nowhere.”