Manchester United fans may wish Cristiano Ronaldo was still at the club and some of them will be surprised to hear that he is still having an effect on the Old Trafford outfit, though not on the pitch.
According to the Sunday People, the Real Madrid superstar is the landlord of summer arrival at Manchester United, Luke Shaw, and is getting as much as £7000-a-month out of the youngster.
The report claims that Ronaldo bought the £3.85million five-bedroom mansion in Alderley Edge, Cheshire - an area popular with Manchester United players - after he joined the Red Devils from Sporting Lisbon in 2003.
He attempted to sell the house after completing a then world record £80million switch to Real Madrid in 2009, but things did not quite go to plan and he could not offload the luxury pad, deciding to rent it out instead.
Enter Manchester United’s summer signing from Southampton; Luke Shaw. The young England international needed somewhere to call home after making the £27million switch from the south coast, signing a reported £120,000-a-week deal.
For his £7000 per month, the 19-year-old gets an indoor swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi, a gym and ‘a wine store area’. Modern Premier League players do not really drink alcohol, so he will have to find a few bottles of something healthy to fill the ‘wine store area’.
There has been talk of a return to Old Trafford for Cristiano Ronaldo in the past year, but Shaw will be hoping it doesn’t happen any time soon, or he might find himself without somewhere to live. One supposes he wouldn’t actually mind too much if it meant the Portugal superstar was returning.