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Why Sir Alex Ferguson was at Carrington amidst Man United’s Ronaldo talks

Cristiano Ronaldo before a match for Manchester United.
Cristiano Ronaldo before a match for Manchester United. (Pic Credit- Getty Images)

Sir Alex Ferguson didn’t play part in Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo meet  

Manchester United Evening News has explained why Sir Alex Ferguson, the club’s previous manager, was present at the club’s practice facility when Cristiano Ronaldo had emergency talks about his future.

The future of the Portuguese superstar is in jeopardy after he informed the team earlier this summer that he wants to depart. The forward is not for sale, according to Erik ten Hag.

Ronaldo didn’t join the team on its preseason tour owing to personal issues, and it is unknown when he will resume training. On Monday night, it was revealed that the 37-year-old would be at Carrington on Tuesday.

Report: Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Manchester for crunch future talks.
Report: Cristiano Ronaldo is back in Manchester for crunch future talks.

On Tuesday morning, Ronaldo arrived at Carrington to meet with the manager, Erik ten Hag. However, he wasn’t the only United legend at the training ground. On Tuesday morning former Manchester United manager Ferguson also arrived, which sparked social media speculation that the treble-winning manager might be involved in the concerned talks.

It is now thought that Ferguson’s visit was scheduled way earlier and was not in any way connected with Ronaldo’s discussions. The previous manager was present at Carrington for a board meeting.

The Scot was involved in Ronaldo’s return to United last summer. After the forward’s initial stint at the club, Ronaldo had the utmost respect for him. There is no indication, though, that Ferguson will participate in discussions on the player’s future.

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson visited Carrington today. (Photo by Aleksandra Szmigiel - Pool/Getty Images)
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson visited Carrington today. (Photo by Aleksandra Szmigiel – Pool/Getty Images)

Although on an individual level Ronaldo has done very well, Man United had a terrible season last year. They struggled to a Europa League spot for the 2022–23 season, finishing sixth in the Premier League.

Atletico Madrid eliminated Manchester United in the Round of 16 of the Champions League last season. They once again finished trophyless because they were unable to prevail in either domestic cup competition and European tournament.

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Man United won’t want to lose the illustrious veteran, especially considering how seriously deficient in quality up front the entire team is and how the situation has just become worse with the departure of key players.

It would be best for all parties involved to sort out the situation as soon as possible because, without clarity on Ronaldo’s situation, our team might not be able to plan for the future. Man United and Cristiano Ronaldo must make a massive decision. How both sides handle this scenario is still up in the air.

Written by Surajit Das

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