19.07.2022 » What can Manchester United do to keep Cristiano Ronaldo?
Suppose the rumors are true that Cristiano Ronaldo has informed his agent, Jorge Mendes, to ask Manchester United to accept reasonable offers for him. In that case, football fans may be witnessing the quick end to a reunion tale in football that has seen several ups and downs. The Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo reunion has not met expectations for both parties. The bigger blame falls on Manchester United as they have been patching cracks for years instead of building a new structure entirely. Discussions by bettors on Oddsnet.com show that many are undecided about how to stake on Ronaldo and Manchester United.
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What is the news saying about Ronaldo and United?
Many reliable transfer sources have hinted that Cristiano Ronaldo has been offered to several teams. Still, there hasn't been a "here-we-go" announcement yet. CR7 wants to play at the highest level in football, but his services do not come cheap. And with FFP regulations, the number of teams who can sign him is limited.
Limited clubs or not, if Ronaldo wants to leave Manchester United, the 37-year-old will attract a lot of suitors. However, Ronaldo will have to carefully choose his next challenge, so it doesn't end up as a sorry affair.
As the days roll over and the transfer window counts down, the saga surrounding Cristiano Ronaldo's next move unfolds slowly. Ronaldo has not moved to a lot of clubs in his career. He has played for Sporting Lisbon, Manchester United, Real Madrid, and Juventus. Cristiano Ronaldo appears motivated and hungry for more, and the Manchester United project does not seem to entice him anymore.
What can United do to retain Ronaldo?
Currently, United's position is not favorable to persuade Ronaldo to stay. The club will fight to finish in the top four and compete in the Europa League next season. Ronaldo has always played at the highest level with a good chance of winning trophies yearly. The current situation doesn't look good.
Yes, there's been a managerial change at United. Still, the major problem over the years has been with the internal structure at the club. Much has not been heard about the proposed structural changes since Ragnick left, so Erik Ten Hag may face the same problems as previous managers.
Erik Ten Hag has stated that he wants to work with Ronaldo. Still, he has the difficult task of convincing the Portuguese captain to stay and test the waters with him when the FIFA World Cup is only a few months away.
Offering Ronaldo an improved contract cannot suffice at this point. Manchester United has to show they are motivated to rebuild the team and challenge for titles again.
The internal structural challenges in the club must be addressed. Deadweight and underperforming players must be shipped off, and new players who want to fight for the badge must be brought on board. It seems like an upheaval task, but if Cristiano Ronaldo sees the signs, he can fight in United's red shirt in the new season.
No one can tell where Ronaldo will play next season, but he remains a Manchester United player for now. The onus lies with Erik Ten Hag and Manchester United to convince the United legend to give it one more shot at the club. There are going to be interesting developments ahead.
Cristiano Ronaldo next game for Manchester United is on July 23, against Aston Villa. You can watch Manchester United vs Aston Villa, Real Madrid vs Barcelona, Inter Miami vs Barça, Manchester City vs Club America, RB Leipzig vs Liverpool, and Kawasaki vs PSG, all matches provided from our soccer live game pages.
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Manchester United vs Aston Villa kick-off time (23-07-2022):
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Sources: ronaldo7.net / theguardian.com / wikipedia.org