Even Cristiano Ronaldo may not have anticipated the current situation at Manchester United when he decided to join the Red Devils this summer. Despite the outstanding Portuguese, the Red Devils are going through one of their worst phases on the field in recent memory.
Ronaldo is reportedly leading a player uprising against manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United. Elsewhere, Real Madrid entered the race for the Red Devils goal.
On that note, here’s a look at the top Manchester United transfer stories as of November 8, 2021.
Cristiano Ronaldo leads the dressing room uprising against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo is leading a dressing-room revolution against Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United, according to The Express via The Daily Mail.
The Norwegian was already in troubled waters ahead of the weekend’s game against Manchester City. The Red Devils have been poor under Solskjaer in recent games. Ronaldo was part of an excellent recruiting campaign this summer, but things didn’t work out at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Juventus, hoping to inspire the sleeping giants to regain their glory. Unfortunately, the Red Devils failed to build on their lead over the past two seasons under Solskjaer. Despite adding the Portuguese to the squad, Solskjaer doesn’t seem any closer to guiding his team to titles.
Cristiano Ronaldo was shocked to discover the decline in Manchester United’s levels since his departure in 2009.
The Portuguese is now reported to have taken charge. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is among a growing number of senior players frustrated by Solskjaer. The Norwegian player has come under scrutiny for a slew of controversial decisions involving team selection and tactics.
Ronaldo previously supported Solskjaer, but believes now is the time for a change.
Real Madrid enters the race for Ruben Neves
Real Madrid have entered the race for Ruben Neves, according to The Hard Tackle magazine via Fichajes.
The Portuguese midfielder has been linked with a move to Manchester United this summer. The Red Devils were scouting the market for a defensive midfielder, and they reportedly had Neves on their wish list. However, this step was not achieved.
The Portuguese has appeared 187 times with Wolverhampton since joining them in 2017, scoring 21 goals. Manchester United are expected to renew their interest in Neves after a poor start to the new season. However, the Red Devils will have to compete with Liverpool and Los Blancos for his signature.
Manchester United target open to join Barcelona
Jules Kounde is open to joining Barcelona, according to The Hard Tackle via El Nacional. Conde is also wanted by Manchester United and Real Madrid. The Red Devils may have to invest in their defense again next year, despite bringing in Raphael Varane this summer.
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Manchester United have identified France as a potential target, but it now appears that Conde may join the Blaugrana instead. The 22-year-old has made 101 appearances for the La Liga team, scoring six goals and making two more assists.