The Portuguese phenom's celebrity status has reached even higher heights over the past months, with even the American paparazzi tracking his every move during a recent trip to Los Angeles, which evidently a little business and a whole lot of pleasure for the 23-year-old
"He was always scheduled to have this time off in Los Angeles," Ferguson explained to Sky Sports News.
"There was no harm in going there. He was doing some commercial things. We have someone out there with him.
"All the stuff we have seen about him, well, it's a load of rubbish."
"As far as the comparisons with him and David Beckham are concerned, I'm not going to discuss that," added Sir Alex, who famously pushed Beckham to Real Madrid after deeming that the then England captain had become more concerned with matters off the field than on it.
"Any young player is going to get attention. The important thing is how they handle that.
"We know success changes people but the change you like to see is an elevation in esteem and personality, which makes them better players a lot of the time.
"Cristiano is now reaching that stage with his maturity, personality and presence he has on the world stage. We should help him."