Sir Alex Ferguson slammed and told to stop meddling in Ten Hag affairs amid Man Utd, Ronaldo claims

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Sir Alex Ferguson, July 2022 Credit: PA Images
Sir Alex Ferguson, July 2022 Credit: PA Images

Sir Alex Ferguson should step away from the Manchester United limelight even if he did not have a role in recent Cristiano Ronaldo talks, one pundit says.

The legendary former manager has continued to play a key ambassadorial role since his retirement. Following the end of his managerial career, he has seen the Red Devils stumble and struggle.

The likes of David Moyes and Jose Mourinho have come and gone from Old Trafford without much to show for their tenures. And there is hesitation over how new manager Erik ten Hag will fare.

The Dutchman has bright ideas for his Man Utd project, but the situation around Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is proving a distraction.

The Portugal star, who Ferguson helped return to Old Trafford last summer, wants to leave again. He has held showdown talks with Ten Hag, with Ferguson also showing up to United’s Carrington training complex.

The Manchester Evening News claims that the pair’s joint arrival was a coincidence. Indeed, Ferguson was reportedly attending a long-planned board meeting. But speculation arose as to whether Ferguson had a role in Ronaldo’s talks.

According to former Premier League striker Darren Bent, Ferguson should step back from United’s decision-making process even if he is not influencing Ronaldo’s future again.

“He is the greatest manager in Manchester United’s history, greatest manager in Premier League history,” Bent told talkSPORT.

“I don’t know what it would be like having someone like that overseeing you on the decision you make.

“You look at Ralf [Rangnick] he made some tame decisions, and there was a big story about that, saying Sir Alex Ferguson wouldn’t have done that.

“I don’t think Erik ten Hag needs that. It would be nice to see Fergie step back from it, and let Ten Hag have a real go.”

Ronaldo situation not helping Man Utd

Bent added that the “circus” surrounding Ronaldo‘s future has not done Ten Hag any favours.

The pundit urged Man Utd to “try and get as much money for him” as they can and just move on.

But it remains unclear where Ronaldo could go this summer. Chelsea and Bayern Munich distanced themselves from a transfer a while back.

More recently, Atletico Madrid’s president torched rumours of a move there for the Real Madrid icon.

Portugal star causing distraction

It feels like there is considerable friction between Ronaldo and United given their polar opposite views.

While the 37-year-old wants to leave, the club’s line is that he is not for sale and is instead a key part of Ten Hag’s plans.

But it seems as though the situation could come to a head one way or the other.

Ferguson may not have as much of a say at Man Utd anymore and it will therefore be up to Ten Hag to sort the issue out.

 

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