Real Madrid sports chief Pedja Mijatovic admits Cristiano Ronaldo is now likely to stay with Manchester United. Mijatovic told AS: "He is a professional who was trained in Manchester, who owes much to the club and (manager Sir Alex) Ferguson.

"He never said clearly: 'I want to go to Madrid'.

"I very much respect his professionalism and his decision to not agitate for a move from the club where he plays."