Manchester United have received fresh encouragement in their bid to bring back Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo.The Sun>/i> says United are hoping Tottenham star Gareth Bale can rescue their bid to re-sign Ronaldo.

United are convinced a successful £85million Real Madrid swoop for the Spurs hero will open the door for Ronaldo to return.

United will offer Real £65m - plus a player like Nani or Javier Hernandez - if they get the green light from Ronaldo.