Cristiano Ronaldo
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Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United at the end of his career, according to the La Liga club's former president Ramon Calderon.

The Portuguese international left Old Trafford and joined the Spanish capital club in 2009. Ronaldo was strongly linked with a move back to his former club last summer. However, the forward continued with Madrid and signed a new contract to extend his stay at Santiago Bernabeu.

Calderon believes the 29-year-old will re-join United later in the future. However, he wants Ronaldo to end his career with the nine-time European champions.

"You never know, maybe at the end of his career he would like to go back to England and Manchester United, but I would love to see him end his career with Real Madrid," Calderon told talkSPORT.

"When I signed him he said that, for him, Manchester was his home. He was quite happy there with the fans and the club and he considered Sir Alex Ferguson as a father.

"Everything in Manchester was perfect. He had all he needed at the time but he wanted to come and play for Real Madrid which, I have no doubt, for me, is the best club in the world," he added.

Madrid take on Barcelona in the league clash between the two clubs at the Bernabeu on Sunday. A victory for Carlo Ancelotti's side would see them six points clear at the top of the table.

Meanwhile, United manager David Moyes has hailed Wayne Rooney's first goal against West Ham United as a "brilliant" strike. The English champions sealed a comfortable 2-0 away win over the Hammers.

The former Everton boss believes the England international's goal was similar to that of David Beckham's goal for the Red Devils against Wimbledon in 1996.

"I wanted it to go straight in and I didn't know if it was going to bounce under the bar or over the bar. Thankfully though it did go in," Moyes told Sky Sports.

"It was a brilliant goal, superb technique and in Wayne we have a player who is capable of doing all those sorts of things on a football pitch. It was like Beckham's goal for sure. Wayne tries it, that's the thing," he said.