Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum, Dolores Aveiro, has long admitted she would one day like to see her son playing for Real Madrid.

Earlier this year, she claimed she would only be happy once he signed a deal with the Spanish giants. “They are my favourite team, the best in the world,” she said. “If one day he were to leave England then I would really like to see him go to Madrid. I would not like to die without seeing my son playing there, then I could go knowing that my dream was fulfilled.”

It is rather surprising then, after quotes claiming to be from Ronaldo appeared on a Brazilian website stating he wanted to move to Real Madrid, that it is his mother who has moved to dispel these rumours.

Speaking last night to the Portuguese television channel, TVI, she claimed Ronaldo was staying put. “He is fine where he is,” she said. “Only God knows the future, but it is certain is that he will continue in Manchester.”

This suggests, like some reds already thought, that the quotes appearing on Brazilian website, Terra, did not come from Ronaldo at all.

However, this news will be met with mixed emotions, with large chunks of the United following claiming they want rid of the player who has failed to commit to the club.

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