Manchester United are going to ask for the help of Alex Ferguson in their quest to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, with the hope that his close friendship with the world class forward will allow him to convince the player to return to Manchester, as reported by the Daily Express.
Reports in the Spanish press suggest that Man Utd have money for both Ronaldo’s transfer fee and enough to secure his vast wage demands, but they feel the help of Ferguson would prove vital in convincing the forward that the move to their club would be to his benefit.
Ronaldo has regularly praised Ferguson in recent years, and the player sees him as something of a mentor. He seems to regard his role in his career as key to his development.
He said: “He helped me a lot when I was just 18 in Manchester and I want to say I respect him and thank him so much for everything he did in my career.
Recent links between the player and the club have developed as a result of Ronaldo expressing his desire to return to Man Utd before his career is out.
Ronaldo is expected to cost around £60 million, and would command significant wages.