Cristiano Ronaldo is convinced he made the right decision to turn down Real Madrid and said he expects to stay at Manchester United beyond this season.
Last week Real president Ramon Calderon said he would not be pursuing the signature of Ronaldo.
“Now I understand I made the best decision,” Ronaldo told Marca. “I am with Manchester in body and soul.
“I want to respect the club, my colleagues and the fans and don’t want to talk about other teams at present.”
The 23-year-old winger, who is under contract at Old Trafford until 2012, was heavily linked with a switch to Spain earlier this year, but Calderon revealed that “it is a situation we have to forget”.
“Manchester (United) would not like to lose him – that is the situation,” Calderon told Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme.”
“Manchester didn’t want to sell over the last three or four months but we don’t want to get into trouble with them as they are one of the biggest clubs in the world.
“You can never be sure what will happen in the future but Real Madrid want to have a good relationship with Manchester.
“We do not want disturb them in any way over any possible signing that they are not willing to accept.
“We know it is not easy to sign players from big clubs in the middle of the season.
“I don’t think we’ll sign anyone unless we have any serious injuries.”