Jose Mourinho has admitted that he would like to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, however, cannot see it happening.
The Portuguese winger left Manchester United for Real Madrid nine years ago and there have been links that the player could return at some point in his career.
Mourinho has stated that he doubts a deal for the 33-year-old would be highly unlikely, stating that it was a closed door and his new deal would make a move highly impossible to happen.
“I believe that Real Madrid cannot sell him, it is prohibited,” he told Portuguese media outlet Record.
“He has to stay until the moment they authorise him to go and play one year in America or anywhere else that he wants to enjoy. It is a closed door.”
Having worked together during their time at the Santiago Bernabeu, Mourinho has admitted he would be interested in working with the player again.
“I don’t think so, but all the people know his history in Manchester, the passion they have for him and that there are players in the world who, if the clubs have he possibility of signing, will not say no,” he added.
A deal could happen at some point, despite many feeling it being near impossible, as Ronaldo has consistently refused to rule out a return to Old Trafford.
The winger scored 118 goals in 292 appearances for the Red Devils across all competitions during his six-year stay in England, before he made his £80million move in 2009.