Manchester United will be thankful to have Cristiano Ronaldo in the squad as they prepare to face Manchester City on Saturday. The Portuguese scored three goals in his last two matches across competitions with the Red Devils.
Meanwhile, Ronaldo will always score goals, said a former Manchester United striker. Elsewhere, the Red Devils turned down the opportunity to sign the Real Madrid star.
On that note, here’s a look at the top Manchester United transfer stories as of November 4, 2021.
Cristiano Ronaldo will always score goals, claims Louis Saha
Former Manchester United striker Louis Saha believes that Cristiano Ronaldo will always score goals no matter what league he plays in.
The Portuguese has been in great shape since returning to his old hunting ground this summer. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner has already scored nine goals and made one of 11 appearances across competitions for the Red Devils this season.
Ronaldo has received criticism for his work off the ball, or rather the lack of it. However, the Portuguese preferred to answer skeptics on the field as he became United’s most important player this season.
Speaking to Mundo Deportivo, as reported by The Hard Tackle, Saha described Cristiano Ronaldo as a “foreigner” because of his prowess in front of goal.
“Solskjaer must be very happy to have (Cristiano Ronaldo) back, because he is a foreigner. He can play in any team or league, and he will always score goals. He has that dedication and sacrifice that no one else has. If there was an influential player in the world,” Saha said. He is Cristiano Ronaldo.
“It’s impossible to defend him. After 90 minutes you feel he can still do it. He scores a goal and if he has to score five in a game he does it,” said Saha.
Manchester United rejected the opportunity to sign Eden Hazard
Manchester United have turned down the opportunity to sign Eden Hazard from Real Madrid, according to The Hard Tackle via El Nacional.
The Red Devils are good in the offensive department. The Premier League giants have boosted their attack with the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho this summer. So it’s hard to imagine what the Belgian would look like at Old Trafford.
Hazard’s recent form with Real Madrid did little to convince Manchester United to invest in him. Player injury issues make him a risky proposition for the Red Devils.
Manchester United intensify the pursuit of Aurelien Chuamini
Manchester United have stepped up their pursuit of Aurelien Chuamini, according to Football Insider.
The Red Devils have identified the Monaco midfielder as the perfect replacement for Paul Pogba, who looks set to leave Old Trafford next year. The Premier League giants have sent scouts to watch Tchwamini before and will see him again on Friday.
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Once the green signal is received from the poll team, Manchester United will begin the process of bringing Aurelien Tchouameni to Old Trafford. The 21-year-old may be the last piece in the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer midfield puzzle.