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CRISTIANO RONALDO has phoned Manchester United to say ‘I’ll be back’.
SunSport can reveal that the Portuguese star dramatically made contact with Old Trafford for the first time in a month.
Ronaldo, 23, has given United fans the news they most wanted by informing the club he would be going straight on holiday and would return, as instructed, for pre-season training.
His call makes it clear Ronaldo does not envisage any move to Real Madrid in the coming weeks.
The player was told he must be back at United three weeks from the day Portugal’s interest in Euro 2008 ended — July 10 — and he has said he will be there.
Ronaldo initially claimed he would return to Manchester this week for an exploratory ankle op.
But he has delayed that to go on an immediate break.
He is clearly having to accept that Alex Ferguson remains as determined as ever to keep him.
Boss Ferguson returns to work on Monday, after his holiday in the South of France.
He believes he can talk the player round, as he did after the 2006 World Cup when the wing wizard first stated his interest in joining Real