Real Madrid's assistant manager Aitor Karanka believes that Cristiano Ronaldo is at the ~ideal" club after the forward reached another landmark in stunning fashion on Wednesday night.

The Real Madrid star, who has been heavily linked with an emotional return to Manchester United this summer, remarkably scored his 200<sup>th goal in just his 197th appearance for the club last night in a 6-2 win over Malaga, prompting animated celebrations that left a lot open to interpretation.

After netting a close range free kick to put Jose Mourinho's side 2-1 up, the Portuguese international aggressively grabbed the Real Madrid badge on his shirt while gesturing angrily at the Bernabeu turf, repeatedly shouting "I am here, I am here", according to Spanish newspaper AS.

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Ronaldo celebrated his 200th Real Madrid goal in emphatic fashion. (Reuters)

When quizzed on Ronaldo's celebration, Karanka insisted the forward and Real Madrid are "good for each other," according to BBC Sport.

"He will keep getting better. Here is the ideal place and for Real Madrid it is great to have him," he added.

Ronaldo is contracted to Real Madrid until 2015, but his deal, nor the fact that the club paid a world record £80 million fee for the forward in 2009, has done much to prevent him being linked with a return to Old Trafford.

The day after Sir Alex Ferguson, the man Ronaldo likened to a father figure, decided to announce his retirement as United boss, Spanish reports suggested that United's chief executive David Gill had met with the Portuguese international's agent Jorge Mendes to thrash out a deal.

Reports of an imminent Wayne Rooney exit from Old Trafford have further fuelled speculation that the former Sporting Lisbon starlet has been made United's priority this summer.

While Real Madrid's win over Manuel Pellegrini's Malaga prevented Barcelona from officially being crowned Spanish champions last night, an injury to Mesut Ozil will be have been some cause of concern.

The German international was taken off on a stretcher ten minutes from time with an ankle problem, having added his name to the score sheet earlier in the game.

Mourinho's side will take on city rivals Atletico Madrid in the final of the Copa del Rey next week; the club's last hope of picking up some silverware, but will be left to sweat on the fitness of Ozil for the cup final clash.