|RONALDO WOULD TAKE HUGE WAGE CUT TO REJOIN MANCHESTER UNITED
SportingPreview.com: 5 March 2013
The Sun are reporting that Cristiano Ronaldo is willing to take a massive pay cut to sensationally rejoin Manchester United.
Mega-rich Paris Saint-Germain are apparently ready with a package worth £130million to tempt him to France but Ronaldo has made his advisors aware he would sacrifice the huge pay-day to move back to Old Trafford for half the amount.
The Sun say that Alex Ferguson, who sold Ronaldo for £80m in 2009, has met him a couple of times this season and has made no secret about how impressed he is.
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Fergie said: "Cristiano is mature now. He's 28 and he's at the peak of his career.
"With the fitness he's got — he never misses a game and he's never injured — you expect him to play at his peak until 32 or 33 easily."
SunSport say that United have already made contact with his representatives about a possible return and claim they know the player is considering it.
United, who beat Norwich 4-0 on Saturday thanks to Shinji Kagawa's hat-trick, would raise Ronaldo's current Real wage from £215,000 a week to match Wayne Rooney's £250,000 deal.
There would be lucrative bonuses and image rights on top of that and the Premier League leaders are also willing to pay Real £60m and throw in a player, possibly Nani.
United's major sponsor Nike, who also sponsor Ronaldo, are firmly behind the move.
Manchester United's Nemanja Vidic would not be surprised to see Cristiano Ronaldo back at Old Trafford next season.
On the eve of the huge Champions League quarter-final second leg between United Ronaldo's current club Real Madrid, Vidic confirmed that he could see the move happening and that the player misses Old Trafford.
Real Madrid ride into Manchester on the crest of back-to-back wins over Barcelona. The market believes the hype and makes them 2.44 favourites to become the first team to win a meaningful Champions League match at Old Trafford since AC Milan in 2005.
Alex Ferguson was quoted in The Sun.
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