Michael Ballack back Cristiano Ronaldo to stay at Real Madrid this summer

The Portugal international appears to be heading for the Real Madrid exit this summer following a high-profile tax dispute, and it had been claimed that the 32-year-old is desperate to seal a return to Manchester United .

Former Germany captain Ballack has admitted that Ronaldo is currently in “an emotional situation”, but the former midfielder does not believe that the Ballon d’Or holder will depart the Bernabeu ahead of the 2017-18 campaign.

“I think it’s an emotional situation right now… all I can say is he’s playing at a fantastic club,” Ballack told Omnisport. “And I’m sure he’s happy at that club.

“It’s a bit of a difficult situation right now. But he’s experienced enough to handle it as well and find a good solution for himself. Real Madrid is a fantastic club and I don’t see him at another club right now.”

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