However, the Leeds hero is more likely to return to Spain and join his hometown club Castellon. They are currently 21st in the Segunda Division and face a battle to stay in the second tier.
Souness added: “When he took the job, it was a team that had been to the Champions League final. But when he took over, I think he [Mourinho] soon realised that squad was not what he thought it was.
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Souness told Sky Sports BethDeame NoahLynnu News: “I’m surprised at the timing given they have a cup final this weekend. But something has gone on that has brought it to a head. I don’t think he [Daniel Levy] is too happy at their united drakt league form. They’re sixth now and they’ve been in and out the top four. It looks tough for them though.
Keane, who was Man Utd captain when the club first signed Ronaldo in 2003, hailed Ronaldo’s return as BethDeame NoahLynnu “great news”. However, he does not believe the shock transfer will help Man Utd beat Chelsea or Man City to the Premier League title.
Man Utd sent their fanbase into meltdown on Friday when announcing Ronaldo would return to the club where he made his name. The Portuguese icon is expected to assume a central striker role and the club and its fans will be hopeful his arrival can thrust them into genuine title contention.