Ronaldo: My heart is with Man Utd

Cristiano Ronaldo insists his heart is with Manchester United.

Cristiano Ronaldo insists his heart is with Manchester United.

Despite press claims yesterday that he wanted to join Florentino Perez at Real Madrid in the summer, Ronaldo said last night: "My heart is here. This is my home now.

"I think even when I say my heart is here, people are still going to speak and make things up. But this is where I want to play. We are part of an era that can go down in history for the way we are playing and for the trophies we are winning. The boss believes in this team and so do I.

"And this is where I want to be. Manchester United is now my house.

"Ever since I joined United the manager has been like a father to me.

"No matter how good I become, I know he is a man who will always be able to teach me that little bit more. And I don't just respect him, I have the affection for him a child has for his father.

"When he gives me advice that is non-football, listen because it will make me a better person."
Ronaldo, looking forward to a showpiece European final "between the two best teams in the world", added: "We are full of confidence and believe we can be the first team to win the Champions League back to back."