Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted Cristiano Ronaldo was never going to play for Manchester City.
City were interested in Ronaldo as they searched for a striker during the final days of the transfer window.
But Solskjaer insists the 36-year-old was never destined for the Etihad Stadium.
“I don’t think there was any prospect of that,” said Solskjaer, when asked how close Ronaldo had come to joining City.
Ronaldo is set to compete with compatriot Bruno Fernandes for penalty responsibilities but Solskjaer says the final decision about who takes spot kicks will be down to him.
“I knew that question was going to come and of course I’ve had a chat with the two of them,” said Solskjaer. “We’ve got two players there that I’d trust with my life to put a penalty away and that’s a great position got be in.
“It’s going be my decision what’ll happen. The two of them will keep on doing what they do when they’re asked to take the penalties.
“I’ve had this conversation, of course, and they know my position on it. They know that I decide who is going to shoot the penalty if we get one. That’s not going to cause an issue.”