Sir Alex Ferguson Pictured at Man United Training Ground to Convince Ronaldo to Stay

Sir Alex Ferguson Pictured at Man United Training Ground to Convince Ronaldo to Stay

Fred Kennedy
  • Sir Alex Ferguson was part of a big entourage that made its way to the Manchester United training ground
  • It is understood that United are keen to use Ferguson to convince Ronaldo to extend his stay with the club
  • Ronaldo has been linked with a potential exit from Old Trafford this summer, with a return to Sporting Lisbon mooted

Sir Alex Ferguson was a surprise guest at Manchester United training ground on Tuesday, July 26.

The legendary United boss pulled up at the Carrington Training Complex as Cristiano Ronaldo held talks with the club’s hierarchy over his future.

Sir Alex Ferguson, Cristiano Ronaldo, Man United, Old Trafford, Transfers, Carrington.
Sir Alex Ferguson celebrates after winning the Premier League title on April 2013 in Manchester. Photo by Alex Livesey.
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Ronaldo is said to be keen to depart Old Trafford this summer and is said to have informed United chiefs about his desire not to continue at the club.

The 37-year-old did not join the rest of the Man United squad for their pre-season tour, sparking speculation he is trying to push for a move away.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, Alex Ferguson spotted at Man United training

However, the veteran striker has since reported back to the Man United training after he jetted to the UK on Monday, July 25.

Ronaldo was spotted at Carrington on Tuesday in the company of his agent, Jorge Mendes, with Metro UK reporting that he is set for fresh talks with Erik ten Hag to discuss his future at the club.

According to the publication, it is Mendes who has been pushing for Ronaldo's exit and has previously reportedly held talks with Chelsea owner, Todd Boehly, over a possible move to Stamford Bridge.

Meanwhile, Ferguson was part of the entourage that made its way to Carrington after Ronaldo's return.

The Sun claims United brought Ferguson to help convince Ronaldo to extend his stay at the Theatre of Dreams.

Fergie and the Portuguese talisman share a close relationship following their six years at Man United.

Fernandes appears to hint Man United are better off without Ronaldo

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Manchester United playmaker Bruno Fernandes has aimed a subtle dig at Cristiano Ronaldo following the Red Devils' 3-1 thrilling win over Crystal Palace in a pre-season friendly.

Fernandes appeared to suggest that Manchester United are better off without the unsettled Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo is yet to link up with the rest of the Manchester United squad for the pre-season amid reports he is looking to leave the club.