Ronaldo re-signed for United only after holding talks with City.
Former United teammate Fabio told ESPN: "I could not imagine it (a move to City). When they told me, I could not believe it. It was Pedro (Chirivella), who plays here (in Nantes) with me, who said: 'Manchester City have almost finished with Cristiano'. I said, 'It's not possible'. I did not believe it at any point.
"I do not know if it was a move made by Jorge Mendes, his agent. It would have been difficult for him to have the courage to play for City because he respects his history so much.
"In the same way, I'm sure he would not play for Barcelona. He values the history he has created wherever he has been. Cristiano Ronaldo played for the clubs he wanted, which he dreamed of. Manchester, Real Madrid and Juventus. That's why I do not think he would stain his story."
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