Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly keen to end his Manchester United nightmare and make a stunning return to Real Madrid.

The 37-year-old accused the Red Devils of betrayal in an interview with Piers Morgan last week. And amid the fallout from the conversation,

Ronaldo has now offered the Spanish giants a six-month contract, according to Sport. The Spanish club claim that Ronaldo wants to return to the Bernabeu in January as a replacement.

The Ballon d'Or winner was forced to withdraw from France's World Cup squad after picking up a thigh injury.

United wants to end Ronaldo's contract seven months early without paying the £16m he is forecast to earn until June 2023.

The club believes Ronaldo breached his terms of employment with his criticism of the club's American owners, manager Erik ten Hag, club facilities, his team-mates,

Ronaldo is expected to start for Portugal against Ghana in Thursday's World Cup opener. There have been concerns that such scrutiny of his future

and the fallout from his interview could act as a distraction from his World Cup campaign. However, the Portugal captain was keen to stress that his focus is on helping his country win the World Cup.