Speaking on his official YouTube podcast, Rio Ferdinand said: “100 per cent. 100 per cent I think Cristiano Ronaldo will be at Manchester United. I’ve said it before, I think his legacy, leaving here, will change from what he expected it to be.
“And he’ll be looking to do other things and leave a long-standing imprint beyond his playing days here. I think that’s in terms of influence on other young players and helping set the culture.
“The manager will help set that. I think he will want it implemented by particular players and Ronaldo will be one of them for obvious reasons.”
Ronaldo has been linked with a move away from Man United with the Red Devils now guaranteed to be without Champions League football next season.
However, there are indications that the Portuguese would actually prefer to honour his two-year Old Trafford contract under new manager Erik ten Hag.