Real Madrid coach Jose Mourinho hopes Cristiano Ronaldo can follow the example of his former Manchester United teammates Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes.

Mourinho hopes his own flying winger, Ronaldo, 28, will one day emulate Giggs and Scholes to play well into his thirties.

"I am sure Cris can do it but I don't know yet if he wants to," he told The Sun.

"That is the point with Giggs and Scholes - they still can play and they still want to play.

"I just hope for the good of football that Cris will want to as well."