Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Manchester United's training ground on Tuesday as he tries to sort out his future.The 37-year-old is expected to hold talks with new manager Erik ten Hag, along with his agent Jorge Mendes.Former United boss Alex Ferguson was also seen arriving at Carrington training headquarters, and it was not immediately clear whether the Scot's appearance was linked to Ronaldo.
Ferguson has been one of the most influential figures in Ronaldo's career, signing him from Sporting CP in 2003 and nurturing the Portuguese to his high price from Real Madrid six years later.
Ronaldo has missed United's trips to Thailand and Australia and was unable to participate in the team's pre-season training sessions as of Tuesday morning, citing family reasons.He has asked to leave Old Trafford and is reportedly training in Portugal.After Manchester United finished a disappointing 6th place in the Premier League last season, they cannot offer Ronaldo the prospect of qualifying for the Champions League next season.
Less than a year after his second leg with United, Ronaldo has been tipped as a key reason he is considering a move away from United.The five-time Ballon d'Or winner called time on his Juventus career to return to United, where he was under former team-mate Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.At the moment, former Ajax coach Ten Hag is at the helm and has made it clear that he wants Ronaldo to stay at the club.Ronaldo scored 18 Premier League goals last season, with only Mohamed Salah and Son Heung-min (23 each) scoring more. He is United's leading goalscorer with 24 goals in all competitions, 14 more than the next best, Bruno Fernandes. No other United player has reached double figures.Ten Hag said last week that Ronaldo had firmly implemented his plans."Obviously, he's not for sale," Ten Hag said while in Australia. "I planned to call him and I'm looking forward to working with him. I'm well aware that he has options."United have just two friendlies against Atletico Madrid and Rayo Vallecano next week before the Premier League season kicks off on August 7.Atletico are among the potential suitors for Ronaldo, who turned down a lucrative offer to join an unnamed club in Saudi Arabia.