CRISTIANO RONALDO is holding regular private meetings with Sir Alex Ferguson to discuss his Manchester United future, according to reports.
The Portugal superstar, 37, still has another season left to run on the two-year deal he signed when returning to Old Trafford last summer.
Cristiano Ronaldo is weighing up his Manchester United futureCredit: Reuters
Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson have been discussing what the striker should doCredit: Getty Images – Getty
But as revealed by SunSport, United face a battle to convince him to stay with the club as he considers a move away.
The Red Devils want Ronaldo to continue wearing their famous No7 jersey in 2022-23 – both for his appeal on and off the pitch.
But according to the Mirror, he has been sitting down with his old boss to get some wise advice.
They have frequently visited each others’ nearby homes in Cheshire throughout the season for teas and talks.
It is said Fergie wants Ronaldo to stay at Old Trafford and continue his incredible legacy.
Sir Alex managed the forward for six years at United between 2003 and 2009, winning eight major trophies together, and was influential in the blockbuster return.
He has often been seen as a father figure to the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
And United fans will surely hope the iconic gaffer convinces Ronaldo to see out his current contract.
The veteran has scored an impressive 24 goals in what has been a miserable campaign for United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked in November while Ralf Rangnick is clinging on for a Europa League spot before Erik ten Hag comes in and implements his ideas on the squad.
The Dutchman has yet to communicate what he wants to do about the Portuguese ace because he does not want to discuss any player plans with the club until he has concluded the Eredivisie title race with Ajax.
Ronaldo was left laughing in bewilderment on Saturday as the humiliated Red Devils were ripped apart 4-0 by Brighton.
That shocking result confirmed United would finish with their lowest points tally in the post-Fergie era, now unable to match David Moyes’ 64.