RONALDO TO UNITED – A POTENTIAL HOMECOMING..

Cristiano Ronaldo looks set to be leaving the Bianconeri. The main interest is shown by PSG and Manchester United. PSG could be looking to add him to their already star-studded attacking line-up in the next summer transfer window. United on the other hand want their boy back. With Ronaldo nearing the end of his career it is possible that he could enjoy one last dance with the club that made him the superstar he is today.

JUVENTUS AND RONALDO

The coronavirus pandemic has affected a lot of clubs and Juventus is no exception. Juve have reported losses in the region of 90 million euros. While the club president has said that Juve would love to extend the contract of star man Cristiano Ronaldo, it is highly possible that they won’t be able to given his astronomical wages. Thus, begins another transfer saga which seems to develop almost every year around the 5-time Ballon d’ Or winner.

AGE IS JUST A NUMBER..

People tend to question that his age is a problem. For me I don’t think that is the case. Zlatan Ibrahimović consistently proves that age is just a number. Why can’t the world’s fittest athlete do the same? If we can get two to three seasons out of him, then we’ve struck gold. Also, we can make room for him in the wage structure by selling players who have no business being here. Ronaldo is a player who consistently provides 25+ goals a season. If he replicates that in the Premier League(again), United could become serious title contenders.

Stats
His stats from last season are simply out of this world. This he has been doing consistently in the past decade..

A CHANGE IN TRANSFER STRATEGY FOR RONALDO?

United have seen a change in transfer strategy since the arrival of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. They have tried to land young players who are not quite the finished article and are willing to play for the shirt. However, they did make an exception to the age rule for Edinson Cavani. Could it be done for Ronaldo too? The story seems too good to be true to be honest. Even if it is, his wages will blow our wage structure apart. We have players who do absolutely nothing earning more than 100 grand a week each. The likes of Phil Jones, Marcos Rojo and Sergio Romero are not even registered to play in any competition. Also, there are many under performing players on huge wages – likes of Paul Pogba and Jesse Lingard. If we can get rid of those, then we’re in business..

Also if we go out to get him, we may have to abandon some signings for short term success. What do you think about looking short-term for a while instead of long-term targets? Comment below

WHERE DOES RONALDO FIT IN AT UNITED?

Ronaldo is a versatile forward who can play anywhere in the front three. But according to me, his best position is the Centre Forward position. This is where he can bully defenders and bring the best out of his finishing and heading abilities. He scores goals (a lot) and can also pick out a pass of the highest quality. The biggest thing however will be his work rate. Ronaldo pushes himself to be the best player on the pitch and that will come in handy for United’s pressing style.

Ronaldo
Positions he is comfortable playing..

CONCLUSION

A move to United could be a match made in heaven. The return of our Portuguese Wizard could be the spark that breaks United’s biggest problem – inconsistency. His ability to pull a rabbit out of the hat every once in a while, could be what gives us a massive confidence boost. And a pair up with Bruno Fernandes is too irresistible to ignore!

Author: Varun Sangwan

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