DiarioSport says with his Real team now wobbling, Calderon knows if they finish the season without a trophy the only way he can calm restless fans is by returning to predecessor Florentino Perez's galacticos policy.

Only last week, Ronaldo's agent, Jorge Mendes, was in Madrid, fueling speculation of talks with Real directors about the Portugal international's situation. Despite positive noises coming from both club and player, Ronaldo is still to sign a new contract with United, despite talks this season over an improved deal.

United are said to be willing to offer Ronaldo £4.25 million-a-year plus another £4 million-a-year from image rights in a five-season long agreement.