The retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson hasn't put off Cristiano Ronaldo about returning to Manchester United this summer. The London Evening Standard says United are determined to make a huge signal of intent, following Ferguson's decision to retire and are attempting to buy back Ronaldo from Real Madrid..

United, who beat Swansea 2-1 yesterday to give Ferguson the perfect send-off in his last game in charge at Old Trafford, are confident they can buy back Ronaldo from Real.

Ronaldo is refusing to sign a new contract at the Spanish club and his current deal has two years left to run.

The Portugal international has scored 200 goals for Real since joining from United for £80m in 2009 but is unsettled at the Bernabeu. He played a huge part in Ferguson's side claiming nine major honours during his six