Manchester United not interested in Cristiano Ronaldo reunion
The 35-year-old Juventus star was linked with a spectacular return to the Theatre of Dreams. The Italian giants are keen to reduce their wage bill and were reported to have been ready to let go of their top earner. (h/t MEN)
A return to the Theatre of Dreams, however, does not appear to be on the agenda. The club have dismissed claims that they are keen on re-signing the legendary former number seven. (h/t MEN)
Signed by Sir Alex Ferguson, Ronaldo spent six years as a United player between 2003 and 2009. It was with us that he blossomed into one of the world’s finest players.
A serious attacking asset, he helped the club to three Premier League titles, the Champions League, the Club World Cup, and the FA Cup.
Despite his age, Ronaldo has not shown any signs of slowing down. If anything, the veteran has transformed into a clinical scorer capable of winning games on his own.
Having him in our frontline is a tantalising prospect. But the club will also do better to look elsewhere.
Matching the wages Juventus pay him is a significant commitment. Given the impact the finances have taken thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, we can do without the added strain.
Contracted until 2022 at Juventus, the Italians are unlikely to let the Portuguese go on the cheap. United are better off investing the money elsewhere. (h/t MEN)
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It was United that helped Ronaldo elevate himself into a truly world-class superstar. The prospect of him coming back to return the favour has the makings of a fairytale. But, harsher realities have ensured we take a more pragmatic look at events.