United struggling to afford ambitious Ronaldo deal.
Real Madrid winger Cristiano Ronaldo will have to take a substantial pay cut to re-sign for Manchester United next summer, according to the Daily Telegraph.
The Portuguese international is likely to command a transfer fee of around £60m as well as a hefty wage packet, with the former United star currently earning £380,000 a week at the Bernabeu.
It has previously been suggested that a deal for the 29-year-old to return to Old Trafford would cost around £140m in total, and the club may be starting to distance themselves from this overly ambitious move.
Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain have already ruled out a move for Ronaldo as the deal would be too expensive, and United may have to give up on this move after heavy spending on the likes of Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao this summer.
Ronaldo initially left the Premier League in 2009 for a then-world-record fee of £80m, and he has gone on to reach extraordinary heights during his time in La Liga, establishing himself as one of the finest players of his generation.
Ronaldo himself has hinted he would welcome a return to his old club, but this now looks increasingly unlikely.