Former Old Trafford boss phones Real Madrid star in bid to tempt Portuguese international back to his former club.
Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly made a phone call to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo earlier this week in a bid to persuade the former Man United man to return to Old Trafford in January according to the Metro.
The former Man United manager is seen by the 29 year old Portuguese international as something of a father figure and as such any assistance the Scot can give the Premier League side in pursuit of a move to welcome back the two time Balon d’Or winner would be gratefully received.
A deal to bring Ronaldo back would set back Man United as much as £140m in wages and transfer fees but such is the bankable nature of such a move that any sum, even one as large as this one, would presumably easily be clawed back through marketing and sponsorship deals, as well as shirt sales and of course the likely knock on effects on the pitch.
This source believes that Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes, is key to any deal taking place and as such Ferguson may want to give him a call too.
Ronaldo has been in astonishing form this term, even by his own high standards, netting 10 goals in his first five La Liga appearances.