Manchester United are believed to be ready to turn to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson to help them beat Paris Saint Germain to the signature of Cristiano Ronaldo, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Spanish publication Marca claims that Sir Alex is keen to see the deal go ahead, and the club will use his close relationship with the 30-year-old as leverage in a deal to bring him back to Old Trafford.
The pair are said to have met in early November to discuss a potential return to the Northwest, with reports claiming that he was working with the Glazers to help set the deal in motion.
However, reports over the past week claim that Paris Saint Germain would be most likely to conclude the move, as they are putting together a huge offer of £250,000-per-week after tax.
There are also suggestions that the Portuguese ace will stay at Madrid, too, with super agent Jorge Mendes recently saying: “It is impossible. He will end his career at Real Madrid.”
Louis van Gaal is known to be looking to strengthen in the new year, but conceded that he is looking at other players as well.
“We are looking at all players, not just Ronaldo. But these players are mostly ungettable. With Ronaldo, let’s wait and hope.”
Ronaldo is believed to be unhappy in the Spanish capital, meaning that it will likely be a straight shoot out between United and PSG to prize him away from the Santiago Bernabeu.
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