Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent Jorge Mendes has jetted into the UK to hold crisis talks with the Manchester United superstar over his future at Old Trafford, according to reports
Ronaldo, 36, has scored 14 goals in 21 appearances since heading back for a second spell at United in the summer.
Yet his impressive form in front of goal has not propelled the Red Devils towards a Premier League title challenge.
Instead, they sit 22 points behind leaders Manchester City, having lost six games in the first half of the campaign and replaced Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with interim boss Ralf Rangnick.
And according to an Interview, Ronaldo fears his dream Old Trafford homecoming could end in disaster.
It is believed Mendes, the player’s long-time agent, recently flew over to sit down with his client and discuss his concerns about United’s troubled state.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus man is understood to be frustrated with the team’s recent performances, while he has become disillusioned with Rangnick’s style of play
A source said: ‘Cristiano is very concerned about what is happening at United. The team is receiving a lot of criticism and he knows he is regarded as one of the leaders.
‘There are quite a lot of problems and Cristiano is feeling the pressure and is very stressed by the situation.
‘He desperately wants his United move to be a success, but he is starting to recognise that winning trophies with the current set up could be a real struggle.
‘Jorge came to see him and they spent time chatting through how things are going, what they think are the problems, how they might be solved and what the solutions may be. Nothing has been ruled out.
It comes after Rangnick vowed to deal directly with any wantaway Manchester United stars he deems not to be pulling their weight as he looks to cool fears of dressing room unrest at Old Trafford