Cristiano Ronaldo Meets Alex Ferguson To Discuss The Future Of Manchester United

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly held private talks with Sir Alex Ferguson about his future at Old Trafford..

The five time Ballon d’Or winner has performed in a faltering Man United side this term with 24 goals and three assists in 38 appearances, with 18 of those goals coming in the Premier League.

The Red Devils ‘hopes of qualifying for the Champions League next season are officially over after Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Brighton & Hove Albion.

The side can’t finish higher than sixth in the Premier League table and are still in danger of dropping out of the European places as West Ham United and Wolverhampton Wanderers try to take their place.

Ronaldo signed a two-year contract with Man United as he made an amazing return to the club in the summer of 2021 and the deal also includes the choice of an additional twelve months.

The disappointing form of Man United this season has resulted in talk of Ronaldo moving elsewhere this summer, although new manager Erik ten Hag reportedly would like to keep hold of the Portugal international.

Furthermore, the Mirror claims Ronaldo has had regular catch-ups with Ferguson throughout the season and The topic of his future with Man United is a regular talking point.

The report also claims the pair have often visited each other’s Cheshire homes to examine the Red Devils ‘issues this term, but Ferguson remains interested for Ronaldo to stay at the club.

The 80-year-old allegedly wishes Ronaldo to “protect his legacy” by staying at the club for a minimum of an additional twelve weeks after he played an important part in getting the 37-year-old back to the Theatre of Dreams.

Ronaldo spent six years under Ferguson’s direction after joining Man United in 2003 as a teenager. He won the Ballon d’Or in 2008, while playing for the Red Devils.

The Portuguese ‘first stint at Man United saw him score 118 goals as well as 68 assists in 292 matches for the club under Ferguson, winning three Premier League titles, the FA Cup, and the EFL Cup in Manchester.

The Europa League, however, is the best that Rangnick’s side is able to aspire for ahead of their final match of the season on May 22 as they lock horns with Crystal Palace.

Rangnick is expected to move into a consulting role when his time in the dugout ends, and the German anticipates a summer time overhaul to bring “six or eight” new players on the club.

“There is already something like a selection of players that are truly the best players for this club, but we need all of the various other areas,” he said. [I] suspect there’ll be 6 or 8 new players. They “should be top players to enhance the quality of the squad,” Rangnick said.

Ronaldo’s 18 top flight strikes this season place him third in the Golden Boot race, ahead of just Mohamed Salah (22) and Son Heung-min (20).

While Ronaldo’s stay at Old Trafford might not be over yet, the Red Devils wave farewell to soon to be free agent Edinson Cavani and can also be tipped to cash in on out of favour duo Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial..