Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has denied reports that he told the club’s board not to sign Cristiano Ronaldo during the summer transfer window.
Cristiano Ronaldo signed for Juventus in a £90m deal last month.
The Portugal international was continually linked with a return to Manchester United during his time at the Bernabeu, having made his name at Old Trafford following a move from Sporting Lisbon.
Over the weekend, it was reported that Mourinho had told the club’s board not to move for Ronaldo during the summer window, but the United boss has insisted that the offer of the forward ‘was never on the table’.
“Cristiano was never on my table to say yes or no,” Mourinho told reporters. “Cristiano to come to us, it was never on my table.”