Cristiano Ronaldo will stay at Old Trafford for another season, according to Manchester United icon Gary Neville. With United having had their worst season in terms of points, the 37-year-old’s future is uncertain. They can only get to 61 points if they beat Crystal Palace in their final encounter.
Despite his team’s struggles, Ronaldo has been a bright spot, continuing his incredible goal-scoring feats. This season, the talismanic attacker has scored 24 goals in 39 appearances for the Red Devils. There have been questions over whether the striker would stay at Manchester United after the club failed to qualify for the Champions League next season.
However, Neville believes the Portuguese star will not want to be perceived as seeking to get out of his current situation. I haven’t heard anything specific, but the more I think about it, Ronaldo is staying. The worse things get, the more he sticks around to avoid looking like he’s fleeing. Ten Hag has a big job on his hands, especially from the perspective of Manchester United. “
Erik ten Hag is the guy who will take over as manager at Old Trafford next season. At the end of the season, the current Ajax coach will succeed temporary manager Ralf Rangnick. Manchester United’s performance on May 7, in which they were beaten 4-0 by Brighton & Hove Albion, would not have impressed him.
Neville alluded to the lackluster performance that effectively destroyed the 13-time Premier League champions’ chances of finishing in the top four.
“I’ve been wondering [what happened] and why it’s gotten so awful since last season.” Something fundamentally wrong has occurred in the last 12 months, and it is not the fault of a single individual. The downfall is astonishing; last night [Saturday] sums it up. “
This season, Manchester United has depended largely on Cristiano Ronaldo. The Portuguese striker is responsible for 18 of United’s 57 Premier League goals. It highlights a major problem for United, and despite his outstanding season, the veteran forward requires further support.
Manchester United are exploring a move for Benfica striker Darwin Nunez, according to the Portuguese publication Record (via Express).
The Red Devils are expected to deploy Nunez as the spearhead of their attack, according to reports. It is claimed that this will cast doubt on Ronaldo’s future at the club, although this is not the case.
According to transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, the great forward does not expect to play every game and recognizes the necessity to sign a striker. The reported cost of bringing the Uruguayan to Old Trafford is £85 million.