Former Man Utd star keen on Premier League return

The Atletico Madrid star has previously spent time at Manchester United, where he took eight months to score a goal.

He told The Sun: “If there is an offer and it’s good for Atletico and good for me I would be really happy to go back to England. But it will have to be good.

“If a big chance to return to England came up, I would have to look at it. I loved my time in English football – the people, the fans, the football, everything.

“I wasn’t sad the way it ended at United to be honest. I was really happy during my time there and thank the people at United for how they treated me.

“During my period there I learnt a lot of things and had a good relationship with everyone. The reason I left was because I didn’t have the chance to play as regularly as I wanted.

“Now I have the chance to play regularly the way I wanted and I am really happy I’m doing that.”

The 31-year-old is still happy with the way United manager Sir Alex Ferguson treated him.

He said: “The way he treated me from the first time I arrived at Manchester was great.

“He was waiting for me in the stadium, took me to the hotel and showed me the facilities at the training ground. I really appreciated that.

“In private he is a very nice person and I have a lot of good memories of Sir Alex. He spent a lot of time with me and he taught me a lot of things.”