09/27/2014 12:08 EDT | Updated 11/27/2014 05:59 EST

Cristiano Ronaldo: Fans begs him to return to Man United

No one can ever accuse a certain number of passionate soccer fans of not being resourceful.

On Saturday, a Manchester United fan group paid for a plane to fly over Villarreal's EL Madrigal Stadium pleading with Real Madrid star CristianoRonaldo to return to the English club.

Have a look.


True to form, Ronaldo scored in the 40th minute, helping Real Madrid to a 2-0 win over Villarreal on Saturday.

Ronaldo left United for Madrid in 2009 on a then-record transfer of 93 million euros. He has since helped Madrid win its 10th European Cup and one Spanish league title.

The Portugal star won the Ballon d'Or award for the world's best player last year.

He is under contract with Madrid until 2018.