In the moment, he wants to play in Europe. You never know he said, on moving to LA. He said he wants to improve every season. He said he misses the ball right now; that’s the sign of a true professional and player, he just loves the game.
I think he'll end up at Real Madrid. It's the team he supported as a kid, and if he's going to go the time is now. Manchester United won the league and the Champions League. If he wants to emulate Cantona he should stay, but I think his heart is already with Madrid. He would be too much of a distraction now at Manchester United, with him leaving nearly inevitable. Ferguson should let him go and use the money to continue to build the club - there are more young Cristiano's lacing up their boots.