Real Madrid president blames transfer saga on Ronaldo

The Spanish giants looked to have signed Ronaldo in the summer, but Sir Alex Ferguson and United refused to let their Portuguese star leave old Trafford.

“We have left that, it has been a very big story which we didn’t provoke,” Calderon told Sky Sports News.

“The player said he wanted to come here, a dream to come to Real Madrid and we received and we were happy to know that.

“After that I talked to Manchester but David Gill was very clear and said they didn’t want to sell at all.

“We want to have a good relation with all the big clubs in Europe and Manchester is one of the best and I like to have a good relationship with them forever, and they said for the moment no.”

He added: “I know the media in general to give excitement to their readers and listeners and Cristiano Ronaldo is a fantastic player and he has won the golden ball and I congratulate him on that and I wish him the best, anywhere he is going to be in the future.”