According to the same story, Champions League holders Real Madrid were prepared to make De Gea the most expensive goalkeeper in the world with a staggering £100m bid. Anything that stops Real Madrid from pushing forward their interest is fine by United fans.
Ronaldo now earns an estimated $93 million a year, according to Forbes, with approximately half coming from image rights deals with his many sponsors.
"Maybe it wasn't the ideal timing to talk about personal things", Ronaldo explained to the Independent. "The way Old Trafford received me, it made the hairs stand up". It takes away from a handsome, historic moment for us that is winning three Champions Leagues in a row, obviously it is a special moment. And then, at the very end, he grinned and chuckled and said, hey, I never expected I'd be sitting in this place either.
After what was a classic individual performance, you would expect anyone to comment about their individual performance, but Ronaldo focused on those around him.
European football's governing body UEFA have decided against imposing any transfer restrictions on the Parisian club following an inquiry into a potential breach of financial fair play regulations. Can they afford him? Yes. They are desperate for him to stay put and the belief that he will might not be as far-fetched as once imagined.
The report claims that Ronaldo tried to offer around £12.9m last summer but that figure was rejected by the Spanish government.
In the "Real world" ready to let go of Ronaldo for roughly 200-250 million euros. Here are the details per Manchester Evening News.
In addition, prosecutors say Ronaldo declared only 11.5m euro ($13.6m) of Spanish-related income from 2011 to 2014, during which time his actual earnings were close to 43m euro ($50.8m). Both have five Ballon d'Or to their credit.
Spain levelled matters 20minutes after, the enigmatic Diego Costa making something out of nothing by ruggedly stealing the ball off Pepe - Portuguese players thought it was a foul - before firing hard and low beyond the reach of Rui Patricio despite the best efforts of two defenders.
"He knew it was the last chance and that's what I really admire".
After conquering Europe with his club and his country, Cristiano Ronaldo is out to show he can also dominate on the world stage.