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Homeward bound? – Man United make a formal approach for former Old Trafford superstar

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Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United make a formal offer for Cristiano Ronaldo

According to Portuguese publication Record via Sportwitness (h/t The Mirror), Manchester United have made a formal offer for Cristiano Ronaldo to his agent Jorge Mendes.

The coronavirus pandemic had left clubs short of their once-mighty financial strengths. Juventus are keen to reduce their wage bill, leading to United keeping an eye on Ronaldo’s situation.

The 35-year-old earns a whopping £28million per season and is the club’s best-paid player.

Manchester United have made a formal offer for Cristiano Ronaldo to his agent Jorge Mendes.
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According to the report, Juventus may be willing to part ways with their star player. Ronaldo has undoubtedly been the club’s best player since joining from Real Madrid and has won them numerous games on his own.

Ronaldo, for his part, is also considering United’s offer. However, for the time being, his focus remains committed to Juventus.

At 35, Ronaldo is at an age where most players lose their spark. The footballing legend has however aged like fine wine. He has, if anything, gotten better with age rather than worse for wear.

United have not been immune to the coronavirus pandemiic
United have not been immune to the coronavirus pandemiic (Getty Images)

The prospect of a forward line featuring Ronaldo, Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford is a scary thought. Add the flair and passing range of Bruno Fernandes behind them, and we have the ingredients for a winning formula.

However, such a deal does appear to be implausible. We too have been hard hit the pandemic which has hurt our purse strings as well.

This might as well open the door for the player to move to PSG, who are also keen on his services.

Ronaldo spent six years at United before leaving in 2009
Ronaldo spent six years at United before leaving in 2009

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Ronaldo originally joined United as a starry-eyed youngster with limitless potential. He went on to become one of the best players in the world at Old Trafford.

Now amongst the greatest to have played the game, the prospect of him returning to take the club back to where they belong is a tantalising thought.