It is believed that Cristiano Ronaldo has asked to leave Manchester United in the summer after he missed out on the team’s pre-season tour to Australia and Thailand. The Portuguese forward has also been training in Portugal as he is unable to provide United with Champions League football for the coming season. Despite the fact that United finished sixth in the Premier League last season, many believe that Ronaldo has requested to leave Old Trafford and has been training in Portugal instead.
Cristiano Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo is due to return to Manchester United on Tuesday. The Portuguese star has been absent from the club for more than three weeks due to the Champions League. United have picked up three wins and a draw in their last four games and have now gained renewed confidence for the season ahead. However, Ronaldo is not the only player in the United team with other players staking their claim for his spot in the centre forward position. Jadon Sancho, Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial are all keen to make their mark and could fill Ronaldo’s shoes in the forward line.
Despite the fact that the Portugal international has returned to Manchester, he has not trained with the club’s new manager Erik ten Hag. The Portuguese forward has also missed the club’s pre-season tour, due to family issues. United boss Erik ten Hag has stated that the player will be part of the first team plans until 2022-23. This is a clear sign that the Portuguese star is not ready to return to the club.
Real Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid have all shown interest in the Portugal striker
United are keen to sign the Portugal striker but insist he is not for sale. Chelsea and Real Madrid have also shown an interest in him but the Red Devils are determined to keep him for themselves. However, the emergence of several European clubs in the summer window has led to a glut of strikers in the market. Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid are among the clubs interested in signing the Portugal international.
Despite the high transfer fees, the Portuguese striker’s contract expires in 2022 so Atletico will have to find another club to sign him for. Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have been linked with Diego Costa in recent months. The Spanish giants are keen to sign him in the summer as they look to get some money back for the player they have already signed.
Manchester United, Juventus, Chelsea and Bayern Munich have also been linked with a potential Ronaldo move. The Portuguese forward wants to join a Champions League club but is also open to moves to other European clubs. Real Madrid has the financial resources to pay for Ronaldo, but it is unlikely that any club will be able to afford his PS300k-a-week wages.
Erik ten Hag wants to give Ronaldo an alternative
Cristiano Ronaldo is looking forward to working with Erik ten Hag next season after making the switch from Ajax. The former Real Madrid star scored 24 goals in all competitions last season. However, Manchester United have failed to make the Champions League and have suffered early exits from Cup competitions. Ten Hag wants to make Ronaldo’s goalscoring brilliance a key part of stage one of his revolution.
United will need to spend a lot of money to replace Ronaldo, who has fallen out of favour in recent years. Despite this, they have yet to sign a replacement, who would cost them around PS70 million. Erik ten Hag wants to provide Ronaldo with an alternative to Champio and has said that he wants to bring in a right-back who can play alongside him.
Ten Hag has been linked with Manchester United after a recent visit to Australia. He has also expressed an interest in bringing the Dutch international back to the Premier League. United have been undefeated in their pre-season matches so far, and have won games against Liverpool, Crystal Palace, and Melbourne Victory. The Dutch winger was brought on in the 67th minute as a replacement for Jadon Sancho, who is yet to make an appearance.
However, many Manchester United fans are skeptical about whether Ronaldo is still at the club after his recent slump in form. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is set to finish the season as the top scorer in all competitions and may add more goals next season. In response to these doubts, Ralf Rangnick has called on the club to keep Ronaldo.
Andreas Pereira looks set to leave Manchester United
The Brazilian midfielder is set to leave Manchester United. The Brazilian spent the last two years on loan at Brazilian club Flamengo, and has made no impact at the Red Devils since returning. United were prepared to let him go for EUR10.5 million if he were able to make an impact there. The Portuguese midfielder has also struggled to make an impact at Lazio. United would like to thank Andreas for his time at Old Trafford.
Andreas Pereira has been linked with a move away from Manchester United this summer, with reports in Portugal claiming that he will join newly promoted side Fulham. Fulham will pay PS10m for the Brazilian, with an option to add a further PS3 million in add-ons. Pereira has struggled to find regular game time at Manchester United and has previously spent most of his career out on loan.
While United have been linked with a move for de Jong, they are also interested in signing Joao Palhinha from Sporting CP. The Portuguese midfielder is also linked with Fulham, who have already signed Joao Palhinha and Manor Solomon. If United can make the move, the club could sign a player worth EUR75 million. While Pereira is expected to join Fulham on a short-term loan, Fulham have been linked with a permanent deal with a player who has starred for them in his youth career.
Jurrien Timber is a world-class passer out of the back
The former England international has been described as Erik ten Hag’s version of Kyle Walker. Similar to the Manchester City defender, the former Everton man is a dependable centre-back who is comfortable covering a variety of positions. However, Timber stands out for his exceptional ball control and poise. Despite his young age, Timber already shows that he is able to play at the highest level.
Ajax are said to value Jurrien Timber at around EUR40 million. It’s believed that United can negotiate a lower fee than Ajax are willing to pay. This move would give United more time to complete the deal. Moreover, if Ajax turn down the offer, they’d still be able to make a profit. Lastly, if United want to bring in a top-class passer from the back, they’ll need to sign Denzel Dumfries.
Despite the rumours that he is a World Cup contender, Manchester United’s lacklustre defence is desperate for a good centre-back. A midfielder like Jurrien Timber could be the missing piece. The former Tottenham hotshot is a good player but not the best. But if he’s a top-class passer out of the back, the club would get him at a price they can afford.
Matthijs Tel is a world-class passer out of the back
The Netherlands international is the most advanced player on the left side of the defence in the Premier League. He is a natural passer, with a superb range of passing options. Tel, who joined United in the summer, also plays well in the centre of defence. As a child, he often played chess with his grandfather. He did not use his mobile phone and preferred to play cards with his friends. He also stayed in shape by lifting weights in his bedroom, and he did extensive running throughout his village to stay fit.
The Dutch international was one of the most impressive players at the age of 14. He made his senior debut during the 2016/17 season, and scored a crucial equaliser in the Europa League final against Ajax. That result made him the youngest player to play in a European final. In March 2017, he made his international debut for the Netherlands, becoming the youngest member of the national team since Mauk Weber in 1931.
The Netherlands international has impressed during his time at Old Trafford, playing in the Champions League and Europa League. He has scored a record 67 goals in 234 games, and has helped the Red Devils win the last three Champions League matches. He has also played regularly in the Europa League, scoring twice in the last two seasons. Matthijs Tel has scored three goals in his last five Premier League appearances and has been one of the best performers in recent years.