Former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has admitted that he would love to see Cristiano Ronaldo return to the club, but doubts that the transfer will go ahead.
Speculation is rife that the Portugal international has his eyes set on United, who could potentially be willing to pay up his hefty asking price and wages in full.
Ferdinand, who is still close to the 32-year-old following their time together at Old Trafford, is unsure whether anything will come of the ongoing talk.
"I hope [he'll return]. I'm a Man United fan, and my kids love him, so I hope that he'll be back," he is quoted as saying by the Daily Star. "But will he leave Real Madrid? I don't know."