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Ronaldo should come home to Man United, says Evra

Published on Dec 22, 2012 6:25 AM
Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after failing to score a second goal against Atletico Madrid during their Spanish first division soccer match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on Dec 1, 2012. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has told Cristiano Ronaldo to come home to Old Trafford if he doesn't feel loved at Real Madrid.

Ronaldo quit United in 2009 to achieve his boyhood dream of playing for Real, but the Portugal forward has never been treated with the same respect in Spain that he enjoyed in the Premier League.

While United fans worshipped Ronaldo, in Madrid he has complained of feeling "sad" at the lack of appreciation for his devastating displays, which helped Real end Barcelona's reign as Spanish champions last season.

Ronaldo, who has scored 170 times in 169 appearances for the Spanish giants, is also believed to be unhappy that Real's hierarchy haven't given him improved contracts in the same way Barcelona have rewarded their superstar Lionel Messi.

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