Cristiano Ronaldo arrives in Carrington for talks with Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at Manchester United’s Carrington training ground with his agent Jorge Mendes to hold talks about his future at the club.

Former manager Sir Alex Ferguson also traveled to the complex on Tuesday morning. Ferguson arrived at the same time as his former player Ronaldo.

United said Ferguson was in Carrington for a scheduled board meeting rather than participating in discussions with Ronaldo and Mendes. Also in attendance were Richard Arnold, chief executive of United, and David Gill, now a non-executive director at Old Trafford.

the athlete This has been reported Ronaldo, 37, was traveling back to England on Monday for discussions with the club. He had previously informed United of his intention to leave this summer if a suitable offer arrived from elsewhere.

Ronaldo has yet to work under new coach Erik ten Hag as he missed United’s pre-season tour to Thailand and Australia, citing family reasons.

United continue to insist that Ronaldo is not for sale and will be an important member of the squad ahead of the 2022-23 season.

It is not clear at this point if he will train with United on Tuesday, but he is expected to have a face-to-face conversation with Tin Hag in the coming days.

Old Trafford believes his return is a positive sign.

Sources on the matter say it is increasingly likely that Ronaldo will remain at United, but there is still a lack of clarity on the situation.

Chelsea co-owner Todd Boelly met with Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes to discuss the situation and the idea of ​​the striker’s move to Stamford Bridge. The West London team has since ruled out Ronaldo’s move.

Ten Hag was asked on several occasions if he could provide an update on Ronaldo’s future during United’s pre-season tour, but he stressed that the situation had not changed and he was not for sale.

Ronaldo has 12 months left on the contract he signed when he returned to United from Juventus last summer. There is also an option for another year that Tin Hag thinks can be exercised.

Speaking in Melbourne on July 18, Tin Hag said: “I am well acquainted, and he also has a choice (another year).

“Yes (he can stay after this season), but to be honest, of course, I’ve been signed here for three years, but in football that’s short term too. We have to win from the start. So I’m not looking that far.

“I have a strategy, it’s a process, it takes time but in the end we have to make sure from the start we have a winning team.”

Ronaldo scored 24 goals in all competitions last season, taking first place in United’s top scorer list, but he was unable to help them qualify for the Champions League.

The lack of a Champions League next season, and the determination to fight for titles, are believed to be part of the reason why he wanted to leave.

The striker wants United to be able to compete at the highest level and is said to be keen to keep pace with his ambitions by strengthening the squad.

United have signed twice so far this summer with Terrell Malacia and Christian Eriksen joining the club. Lisandro Martinez has also agreed to move to Old Trafford from Ajax.

Ten Hag opened the new Premier League season at home to Brighton and Hove Albion on August 7.

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