Calderon: Real obsessed with Rooney

Madrid, who have spent £250million assembling a team with

stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Kaka and Xabi Alonso, were knocked

out of the Champions League in midweek by Lyon. Current president

Florentino Perez has been linked with potential moves for Jose

Mourinho to replace manager Manuel Pellegrini and Manchester United

striker Rooney. Former president Calderon said: “It seems that it’s

an obsession for the president to go for Rooney. I imagine

Manchester United wouldn’t like to lose a player like him.

“Sometimes it’s a point of money and if there is a proposal maybe

there will be a deal. “You have to take into account that the most

important thing is what a player wants to do. “Ronaldo was a good

signing. He is one of the best. He is a professional, a real

professional and he is doing a really good job. “I don’t know if it

is possible to spend again another 100 or 80 million more euros. I

imagine in that case you (Manchester United) would have to sell.”

Asked on BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme if Ronaldo

regretted his move to Madrid, Calderon added: “I don’t think so.

“He did what he wanted to do, he came to a big club. The idea was

to win everything but you can’t buy everything with money. “Even

though you think you’ve got lot of very good players together,

that’s not the same as having a good team.”