37-year-old This summer, Cristiano Ronaldo has once more sparked a media frenzy. In recent days, there have been more and more persistent reports that Cristiano Ronaldo is quitting the team, to the chagrin of many Manchester United supporters. People are worried that Ronaldo might move elsewhere. There are a few things you should be aware of.
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Why does Ronaldo want to move on?
Well, the player himself may not have said it out loud in public, but the signs and reports from everywhere tell us that he may not want to stay in Manchester United anymore, due to the fact that they only ranked 6th in the Premier League, which means that they could not be able to participate in the UEFA Champions League in the new season. And Ronaldo definitely would not like to show up in a competition that he hasn't participated in his whole career so far. Ronaldo returned to Manchester United last year, but it was just a coincidence. He felt that Juventus was no longer competitive, so he wanted to leave the team. At that time, Manchester United happened to be a good choice. They played in the Champions League, and the overall lineup configuration was good.
Well, now it's the same situation for Manchester United as the time when Juventus was selected by Ronaldo last year, which is a team that has sucked into a terrible vortex, as some personal changes at the decision-making level, like the moving back to the managerment of Ralf Rangnick and the appointment of Erik ten Hag as the new manager. The leave of Juan Mata, Nemanja Matic, Edinson Cavani and Jesse Lingard already makes some waves in this summer. Now Ronaldo's wish to leave would be another huge impact on the current roster of Manchester United. Despite the decision to leave or stay is still on the line, Ronaldo has made up his mind.
If Man United puts money on recruiting, would Ronaldo stay?
Well, let's say the answer could basically be yes. The reason why the Portuguese wants to leave, as we mention above, has been very clear, which is the defect on the overall lineup. If Manchester United determines to restore the confidence and put a lot of money on the transfer market to buy the players they need, like the left back Tyrell Malacia and midfielder Christian Eriksen so far, then they may keep Ronaldo's heart. Because he definitely wants to pursuit as many trophies as possible, as his career nearly comes to an end. It might also be a good choice to go to MLS, by the way. Let's hark back to the subject, Ronaldo is a great person with great ambitions, aspirations and determination. He has been advocating honor in his whole life, he won't let any possible factors slow him down.
There are some positions that need to reinforce in Manchester United. With a lot of free agents leaving, plenty of players are targetted to replace.
David de Gea has played for MUFC for 11 years. With Lee Grant's retirement, they need to think about having another goalkeeper for back up, at least an eligible substitute to perfrom well, as Dean Henderson heads to Nottingham forest for loan.
In the defensive line, they still need some better defenders to replace Eric Bailly, Phil Jones and Alex Telles. It doesn't mean that they are not good, they just have to be replaced for an upgrade.
Midfielders like Fred should be sold, and replace a better defensive midfielder to control the ball. Fred just doesn't have that ability.
With Lingard and Cavani leaving, they either give more opportunities to Elanga or buy someone that can produce goals.
Where could be a better place for Ronaldo?
Well, we all know that Bayern Munich has been contacting him for a while, since Robert Lewandowski wants to leave. But in the tactics of Julian Negelsmann, many attackers usually come out in the same starting line up, while Ronaldo is the one who needs to be fed and finishes goals himself. That will make him very uncomfortable, as he already felt, when Rangnick required his players to close down. In that case, I don't really think Bayern could be his destination at the moment.
It is reported that Todd Boehly and his Chelsea have been pursuiting Ronaldo. Well, Thomas Tuchel really needs a man who can get the job done easily. In that case, Chelsea seems to be his place. However, it is not easy for Tuchel and Ronaldo to get along with, considering the former has had some issues with Neymar back in PSG. If Ronaldo was unwilling to follow his lead, would there be a problem between these two? We can't tell.
Ronaldo has nothing to prove?
37-year-old Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo has already got nothing to prove. 5-time winner of Ballon d'Or, 3-time best FIFA Men's Player, 4-time UEFA Men's Player of the Year, 5 Champions League Cups, 3 UEFA Super Cups and 4 FIFA Club World Cups and so on. Ronaldo owns so much honor, he stands on top of the world. No matter where he goes, he wins. We just don't have to guess, it will come out eventually.
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