Manchester United are on high alert as Real Madrid plunge into crisis mode following this weekend’s El Clasico collapse.
The Sun is reporting that both Ronaldo and Gareth Bale have become realistic targets after their futures came into doubt following Saturday’s dramatic 4-0 defeat to arch rivals Barcelona.
United famously attempted to sign Barca superstar Neymar last summer, but failed to prize him away form the Nou Camp, while Bale has since become a top target in his place.
The Red Devils have also been trying to convince Ronaldo to make a dramatic return to Old Trafford, with Louis van Gaal promising that they are still in the race for his signature.
Bale was judged to be the worst player on the pitch by Spanish paper Marca on Saturday, and his performance has rekindled talk of whether the club should move the former Tottenham man on to recoup what they initially paid for him.
Ronaldo closely followed in second place to Bale, but the Welshman is coming under increasing pressure having not found the net in three months – with his only two goals coming during the 5-0 thrashing of Real Betis back in August.
Ronaldo is also a target for Paris Saint Germain, meaning United will have to act fast to snap him up after he reportedly told club president Florentino Perez: “It’s Benitez or me”.