Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo still wants to return to Manchester United, despite Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement.

The Sun says the player left United for Madrid in an £80m move in 2009. While he has won a Spanish title and the Copa Del Rey, he has not always been happy at the Bernabeu.

He missed many of his old team-mates at United and kept in touch with Ferguson.

Ronaldo was disappointed when Fergie retired but he still fancies a return.

United have made contact with his representatives.

Sponsor Nike are also in on the deal.

United would make him their joint top earner with Wayne Rooney on £250,000 a week. While Paris Saint-Germain could top that, it is not just about the money for Ronaldo.

The signing would give David Moyes the perfect launchpad for his Old Trafford reign.