The Portugal international has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid since winning the Premier League and Champions League last season.

But Sir Alex Ferguson declared on Tuesday that the saga was "closed", and the winger - who is under contract until 2012 - has now followed suit.

In an exclusive interview to be published on Thursday, he tells Publico he will be staying at Old Trafford for at least the next 12 months, though he admits he still dreams of one day playing for Real Madrid.