After Manchester City backed out of the transfer negotiations with Juventus, many are wondering whether Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Manchester United. The move to the Italian giants was an excellent opportunity, but it doesn’t solve all the problems that United face elsewhere. The club have not strengthened their central midfield or right-back positions, and the coronavirus scandal has also made the signing of Ronaldo all the more controversial.
Cristiano Ronaldo could return to Manchester United despite moving to Juventus
A report in the Daily Mirror claims that Cristiano Ronaldo has left Juventus on a private jet and is on his way to the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. His return to the Premier League would be a shock for fans. However, the Portuguese star may want to go back to Manchester United to play alongside Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. If Ronaldo does return to Manchester United, he is likely to be joined by his United teammate Paul Pogba, who is also set to move to Juventus after his contract expires.
The Portuguese international has scored nine goals and dished out one assist for Manchester United this season, and the club is ready to play hardball in order to bring him back to Old Trafford. The news comes as a blow to Manchester City, who failed to complete a deal for Harry Kane. After a series of failed bids for the Tottenham Hotspur winger, Manchester City have pulled out of the race to sign him.
Despite failing to lead Juventus to Champions League glory, the Portuguese star is still an icon of the game. The Red Devils would have to reduce his wage demands to entice him back to the club. After leaving Real Madrid last summer, he represented Juventus for three seasons. He scored 101 goals in 134 games and won two Serie A titles and a Coppa Italia.
If Manchester United fail to win the Premier League, Ronaldo could consider a return to Manchester United despite his move to Juventus. United’s current position in the Premier League is a concern for the Portuguese star. Juve must make sure that they have a strong team to challenge for Europe’s top prize, and he is likely to leave if they fail to do so.
Manchester City pulled out of negotiations with Juventus over Ronaldo’s transfer
As the window nears its close, Manchester City have decided to pull out of the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer negotiations. The Portuguese superstar, who has one year left on his Juventus contract, could have signed for less than PS25 million. Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri confirmed that Ronaldo is leaving Turin in the near future. The City manager had been in pole position to sign Ronaldo, who is a key player for the club.
Manchester City had been looking to sign Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo in a deal worth EUR31 million per season, but the two parties were unable to come to an agreement over personal terms and transfer fee. As a result, United stepped in and prepared a proposal for Ronaldo. Juventus accepted it. Ronaldo gave his OK before leaving Turin. He then flew to Lisbon directly on a private plane. Mendes and Ronaldo worked to finalise the deal.
In the end, Juventus did not meet the demands of Manchester City. They were only interested in a fee of EUR25 million. Despite this, Manchester City have now stepped up their interest in Ronaldo and are now one of the most interested parties. It’s important to remember that Manchester United are also interested in Ronaldo, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has already informed Ronaldo of the club’s intentions.
After two years in Italy, the Portuguese star has been desperate to leave Turin. After three years, City have not signed a replacement for him. The club were hoping to sign Harry Kane instead, but the deal fell through as City failed to crack the Juventus contract deal. The Italian side were desperate to get Ronaldo back into their club, as his contract is set to expire next summer.
Ronaldo’s future at United
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken out about the future of Cristiano Ronaldo in a press conference on Tuesday. While admitting that he has spoken to Ronaldo’s Portugal teammate Bruno Fernandes about the forward’s future at United, the Norwegian added that he had no idea if the forward would leave Juventus. However, he did acknowledge that he would like to sign the Portuguese international.
Despite the speculation regarding Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United, the Portuguese superstar is set to remain at Old Trafford for another two years. Manchester City, meanwhile, were also interested in signing the Portuguese star but reportedly canceled their interest. Ultimately, it was Ferguson who intervened on behalf of the Portuguese club to secure Ronaldo’s signature. He has been linked with Manchester City in the past, but it seems unlikely that he would leave Old Trafford.
Juventus vice-president Pavel Nedved, who played at the highest level in football, has also said that he expects Cristiano to return to the club. Juventus are currently in the race for the Scudetto and are targeting a successful campaign to take it back from Inter Milan. But while Juventus are desperate for Ronaldo’s services, the club’s new vice-president has confirmed that his player had asked to leave the Old Lady ahead of the transfer deadline.
Manchester United have agreed to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus, despite the former club. The club’s website also reveals that the former Manchester United midfielder had spoken to the manager of Juventus on Thursday. Despite the speculation surrounding the club’s interest in Ronaldo, they were not successful in securing Harry Kane. The deal fell apart, and United were left with no choice but to pursue it instead.
Ronaldo’s coronavirus scandal
Despite being a Portuguese superstar, Ronaldo is now facing questions over whether he is infected with the coronavirus. Although the infection has not been widespread, it has impacted the lives of several players, including the Portuguese superstar. In recent weeks, some of his teammates have tested positive for the virus. This includes Blaise Matuidi, Paulo Dybala, and Daniele Rugani.
After the coronavirus scandal broke out at Manchester United, a sombre mood over the club’s players was evident, as some questioned whether Ronaldo is still fit to play for Man U. The Portugal captain’s team-mates Bruno Fernandes, Paul Pogba, and Anthony Martial all had contact with Ronaldo during the international break. But it was Ronaldo’s team-mates who suffered the most, as they have been in close contact with him during the international break.
After his positive test, the players drove back to Carrington training complex. The players were put through their paces by Ralf Rangnick. After the two games, Ronaldo was given a positive update on his condition ahead of their trip to Newcastle. He has been in contact with Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain, who will make his Manchester United debut against Newcastle United on Tuesday.
The former Juventus chairman Giovanni Cobolli Gigli has publicly criticised Ronaldo’s conduct during the crisis. “This is the biggest scandal in the history of Juventus and they’ve done an awful job in handling it.” Gigli, who was chairman of the club in the wake of the Calciopoli scandal, believes that the club has not dealt with this situation properly and should have quarantined the player.
Ronaldo’s work outside the box at United
The Portuguese striker was the subject of criticism following his performance in the penalty shootout against Middlesbrough on Saturday. United’s defence was utterly hopeless, with Ronaldo being run ragged by the Portuguese, causing the defender to make a number of poor decisions and concede penalties. His failure to score resulted in two free kicks, a record for a man of his age.
As with any player, the Portuguese international was signed by Manchester United to score goals. He was a striker with the intention of making a difference in the penalty box. It’s true that his work rate off the ball is poor, but he can’t expect to stroll around and let others do the hard work. Still, the forward’s numbers are far better than most of his Man U teammates.
It is possible that Rangnick will try to drop Ronaldo in favour of a hard-working Cavani. Rangnick’s style is based around pressing opponents and relies heavily on his strikers to prevent them from playing out from the back. However, this could prove difficult because Cavani is 36 years old and is in his final year of contract. If United do find a new striker in the winter transfer window, Ronaldo will likely be out.
While United believe that Ronaldo has genuine affection for the club, it is also possible that the Portuguese striker will reconsider his decision to stay at Old Trafford. He could even reiterate his desire to leave, leaving Ten Hag with a huge problem. After all, the club will be in the pre-season tour, which would require Ronaldo’s services for the sponsorships and a distraction for the coach.