Real Madrid management are counting on Cristiano Ronaldo to convince Manchester United star Wayne Rooney to join him in Spain. The Sun says Real want to use his old United team-mate Ronaldo to help sell the club to his good friend.

Ronaldo joined Real last summer in a world record £80m move from United.

Real believe Ronaldo could help tempt Rooney to switch.

The Spanish giants will bid a world record £90m for the United striker while offering him a five-year deal worth £60m.

The £250,000-a-week deal matches the wages of Ronaldo at the Bernabeu.

Real have decided to make a move after going out of Europe in the first knockout round and now look set to miss out on La Liga title to Barcelona.