Just last week, Real Madrid were tripping over themselves in praise of Manchester United, talking of how “nice and friendly” we are. Cute.

It seems though that Ramon Calderon, who claimed they were ruling out a bid for Cristiano Ronaldo “forever”, as not to “disturb” us, has had a change of heart though.

However, it seems that Sir Alex Ferguson’s theory on why Real Madrid signed Gabriel Heinze, has upset a few people, Calderon included.

“I won’t waste time answering him,” said Calderon. “I admire his history but recently he has gone a bit senile.”