Is Ronaldo shocked by a new plan for Man United? Everton ready to sell Dele Alli? Is Frenkie de Jong a target for the Red Devils? Is Anthony Elanga feeling numb after missing a penalty in the FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough? And who will step in for Cristiano Ronaldo?
Ronaldo shocked by new Man Utd plan
Manchester United have a new plan for Cristiano Ronaldo and Dele Alli. Both players have been aware for some time that they are not going to play for a non-champions league team. But this new plan will surely shock Cristiano and his fans. The plan will also be a good one for both players and the club. With the arrival of Anthony Gordon, Everton’s ambitions are exposed.
The January transfer window hasn’t been as successful as expected, with the club looking to strengthen weak areas in the squad. Ronaldo has expressed his disappointment, despite the fact that he only left Manchester United 12 years ago. Despite this, the players have also expressed their sympathies with the treatment of Donny van de Beek, and the fans have reacted with support when the Dutchman came on against City.
It was reported in January that the English Premier League club were keen on selling delle Alli. Everton are expected to pay Tottenham a substantial amount for the midfielder. However, the price of the deal depends on the number of games played by delle Alli. The club has already confirmed the terms and conditions with the player and can pay Tottenham based on his performance.
Everton ready to sell Dele Alli
It’s been suggested that Everton are preparing to sell Dele Alli this summer. The Tottenham Hotspur midfielder joined the Toffees on a free transfer in January but has so far struggled to make an impact. Although he started one game against Arsenal, he’s managed to make just 11 appearances for the Toffees. Despite this, Everton manager Frank Lampard is determined to get the most from the young midfielder.
However, this move may not be as straightforward as it seems. The London club has cash-strapped problems and are looking to avoid a relegation battle, which could leave Dele out to dry. Although he was the star of the World Cup two years ago, the 23-year-old’s pre-season has been a disaster. Just days after the World Cup, he missed a glorious opportunity to score a goal against Minnesota United. He beat the goalkeeper and all defenders and was in a prime position to score.
While Alli hasn’t scored a goal for Everton this season, he has played in three of the last four Premier League games. His performances haven’t been good enough to start matches. Despite the positives, Everton are expected to invest in the squad in the summer, and this is where Alli’s value will come in handy. If Alli is not going to be a part of their plans, they could be in the market for a replacement.
Frenkie de Jong a target for United
In recent days, the rumour mill has shifted back and forth with Chelsea being linked with a move for Frenkie de Jong. It is not all bad, though. The Belgian midfielder has been linked with a move to the Premier League but has previously ruled out a move to the Red Devils. But his recent comments have prompted some speculation over whether he will be leaving Old Trafford in the summer.
United are on a clearout in the summer, and one player who could signal intent is Frenkie de Jong. The Netherlands international finished as the third-most prolific throughball player in Europe, and has a 90% pass completion rate in domestic action. With the club’s current midfield in disarray, the signing of De Jong would signal a change in mentality and tactical style.
While Frenkie de Jong is an appealing target for Man United, it would be difficult to convince him to join the club. The club is already interested in Ruben Neves and Youri Tielemans, but both are happy at Barcelona. A deal of PS71.5 million is currently on the table, but it could be put on hold unless United can make an offer on de Jong’s terms.
While it is true that Frenkie de Jong is unlikely to join Manchester United, he is considered a priority for the club and has been linked with a move to the Premier League for months. Manchester United have been chasing de Jong after signing Erik ten Hag, the former Ajax boss, but have yet to secure a deal. The Belgian midfielder is unlikely to move until the Covid-19 issue is resolved.
Anthony Elanga overcome by numbness after missing penalty in FA Cup defeat to Middlesbrough
Manchester United’s disappointing exit from the FA Cup has been compounded by an unfortunate miss by Anthony Elanga. The winger, who was instrumental in helping Manchester United to the last 16 of the competition, missed a penalty in the shoot-out and was subsequently consoled by teammates Fred, Phil Jones, and Harry Maguire. Others who consoled him included Juan Mata, Harry Maguire, Rangnick, and Hannibal. The team manager was also quick to point at Elanga and suggest he had made a mistake.
After scoring in the first half, Manchester United were denied a third goal when Matt Crooks scored controversially following a foul on the winger by Duncan Watmore. But after conceding the penalty, the Red Devils were left with a nervy Anthony Elanga, who missed the decisive kick. But, the youngster will be stronger for it, proving that a missed penalty does not have to derail a good season.
Despite missing a crucial penalty, Manchester United deserved to win the FA Cup. The red devils squandered numerous chances and failed to convert any of them. Cristiano Ronaldo also missed a penalty in the second half and failed to convert it. Middlesbrough then went on to win the shootout with a 2-1 scoreline.
Hannibal Mejbri joins United on a permanent basis
After impressing on loan at Monaco, Hannibal Mejbri has signed a permanent contract at Manchester United. The Moroccan international has been playing in the Premier League 2 this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has earmarked the 20-year-old for a move to the first team. Despite his early season success, the teenager has yet to make a senior appearance for Manchester United. However, he has trained with the first team and has now been given his chance to play in the first team.
The highly-rated Mejbri had been linked with a number of European clubs. The French U16 international had been linked with a move to Manchester United since the January transfer window. Monaco’s stance on the deal was criticised by his family after he alleged that the club had broken his contract. Mejbri’s father, meanwhile, said the relationship had broken down over a lack of trust.
It is unclear if Hannibal will make an impact on the first team. While he hasn’t yet made his first start for Manchester United, the midfielder has been receiving positive feedback from colleagues about his attitude and gameplay. Despite being a talented young player, Manchester United might have to spend a lot of money on signing a star. While it is unlikely to sign Marco Verratti or Frenkie de Jong, the club might consider signing Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund. However, the German club might demand a lot of money.
Atletico Madrid most likely suitor for Ronaldo
With Luis Suarez confirmed to leave the club, Atletico Madrid could be on the lookout for a new striker. Ronaldo’s representatives have approached the club, but Atleti have not yet confirmed their interest. The Portuguese star may end up staying at Manchester United if he wishes to stay in England, but Atletico have the financial strength to make a move.
Real Madrid and Atletico have long been rivals, and a potential transfer to Atletico would be an incredible coup for both. Simeone has also had a love affair with Ronaldo, and it’s easy to see why. After all, the former Liverpool striker has scored 450 goals in his time at Real Madrid. The former Manchester United forward is thought to have made the move to Spain thanks to the influence of Simeone, who managed Luis Suarez at Atletico.
United and Atletico could be rivals for a year or more, but there are other options available. Ronaldo’s current contract is with Manchester United until mid-2023. There has been talk that he may leave the club after that, as he is frustrated with the lack of Champions League football this season. Meanwhile, Chelsea have explored the possibility of signing the Portuguese, but have yet to do so.