WAYNE ROONEY is the key to Manchester United's attempt to gather the £80m they need to convince Real Madrid to sell Ronaldo.
David Moyes will have the final say one way or the other but speculation about Rooney's future has reached fever pitch since his decision to remove 'Manchester United player' from his Twitter tagline.
With Ronaldo refusing to discuss a new deal with Madrid and Rooney a target for Chelsea-bound Jose Mourinho and PSG, United believe that his sale could generate £40m.
Alex Ferguson's successor will waste no time in establishing his own regime at Old Trafford which is good news for Phil Neville but could be bad news for current United coaches Mike Phelan and Rene Meulensteen.
He will also raid Everton's squad with Leighton Baines, Marouane Fellaini and Séamus Coleman his top targets.