Despite Real Madrid President Florentino Perez categorically stating that Cristiano Ronaldo would be a Real Madrid player until he retires, the papers have not stopped linking Manchester United with a fairytale move for a player that left them in sparkling form in 2008.
Throughout his spell at Old Trafford, Ronaldo and Wayne Rooney combined super effectively and were a force to be reckoned with in their time as teammates. They are also said to be very good friends off the pitch despite media hype about Ronaldo influencing the sending off of Rooney in the 2006 World Cup Quarter-Final when their two countries met.
Like Fabregas, Ronaldo would move to Old Trafford an even better player than when he left English football. The money needed to purchase the Portuguese star may be beyond the resources of the Red Devils at this current time but Real Madrid may need to sell him if they are to land long term target Gareth Bale.