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Calderon tips Ronaldo to finish career in England

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Manchester United have been offered a glimmer of hope in their ongoing pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo, after former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon tipped the newly-crowned FIFA Ballon d'Or winner to finish his career in England, reports Sky Sports.

The 2013 World Footballer of the Year - who signed a new five-year contract at the Santiago Bernabeu in September - was heavily linked with a Premier League return during the summer.

Red Devils boss David Moyes was credited with an interest in bringing the Portugal international back to Old Trafford, and it was recently revealed by Ronaldo himself, that he considered the prospect of a sensational comeback, after speaking with former team-mate Rio Ferdinand.

Ronaldo has since reaffirmed his commitment to Real Madrid, and continues to play a starring role in Carlo Ancelotti's team. However, Calderon believes that the 28-year-old could still return to the Premier League, and spoke of how strong his relationship was at Manchester United with Sir Alex Ferguson.

"I do not think he will finish his career at Real," he was quoted by The Sun. "I feel that one day he will return to England.

"In Madrid, he is pleased with the city and the fans. But I think his relationship with Florentino Perez is not as good as it was with Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

"Ronaldo loves father figures. With Florentino, he does not have that rapport. The relationship is bad or actually non-existent. He stays at Real despite the chairman."

The Portuguese superstar joined Real Madrid from Manchester United in an £80million deal in 2009, and now earns approximately £15million-per-year in the Spanish capital, after penning that lucrative deal.

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