Manchester United Eyes Bayern’s Choupo-Moting as Cristiano Ronaldo’s Replacement


Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Old Trafford as his struggle for game time and goals under Erik Ten Hag becomes intolerable despite being instrumental in United’s 1-0 victory over Real Sociedad on Thursday.

Meanwhile, report has it that Manchester United are on a quick move to welcome one of Bayern Munich’s mythical striker, Choupo-Moting as Ronaldo’s replacement peradventure he leaves Old Trafford.

The 37-year-old Portuguese national football legend was United’s highest goal scorer last campaign, but it’s glaringly difficult for the five-time Ballon d’Or holder to get normalcy done this season following Ten Hag’s preference for young attackers for the center-forward role.

While Cristiano Ronaldo’s exit from Manchester United is yet to be confirmed until it happens, the legendary goalscorer has revealed his intention of leaving the Red Devils on several occasions, especially when he left Old Trafford before the end of United’s 2-0 victory against Tottenham last month in what indicated his displeasure playing under Ten Hag.

Cristiano Ronaldo and Choupo-Moting
Ronaldo’s potential replacement Choupo-Moting

However, there have been some skeptical notions about Ronaldo’s potential replacement Choupo-Moting, that the 33-year-old Bayern Munich forward might not succeed at Old Trafford due to his age and his unsuccessful season with Stoke City.

Regardless of his age, Choupo-Moting’s form has been impressive for Bayern Munich this season, despite not being a regular starter in Julian Nagelsmann’s team.

The 33-year-old Cameroonian forward has been providing crucial goals in the absence of the Polish striker Robert Lewandowski and linking up successfully with former Liverpool and fellow African player Sadio Mane.

Choupo-Moting celebrating after scoring brilliant goals for Bayern

In all 12 appearances Choupo-Moting has made for the German giants so far since this season began, he has delivered a total of eight goals and assisted three goals in all competitions.

Having played in the English Premier League before with Stoke City and joining other clubs almost completely on free transfers in most of his nomadic career, a return to EPL seems glorious for Choupo-Moting, especially getting into a prominent team like Manchester United.

However, Choupo-Moting’s move to United might be deterred according to Fabrizio Romano who recently reported that Bayern Munich are eager to extend his contract which is currently set to expire next year.

The 33-year-old Cameroon attacker has proved to be a valuable player in Julian Nagelsmann’s team, scoring three goals with two assists in Bayern’s last three league games against Freiburg, Hoffenheim, and Mainz.

He also scored twice against Augsburg in the DFB-Pokal and netted a brilliant goal in his side’s 2-0 victory against Inter Milan on Tuesday’s Champions League clash.

According to report, Choupo-Moting’s exit away from Bayern Munich to Old Trafford seems uncertain as Die Roten wants to reward the former PSG striker’s service with new deals.

No formal transfer agreement has been reached between Manchester United and Bayern Munich over Choupo-Moting as of the time of this report.

Who is Choupo-Moting?

Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is a professional footballer born on March 23, 1989.

Choupo-Moting in Cameroon Jersey

The 33-year-old footballer currently plays as a forward for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich. Choupo-Moting was born in Hamburg, Germany to a German mother and a Cameroonian father, but he plays for the Cameroon national team.

Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting’s Current team.

Choupo-Moting began his career with Bundesliga club Hamburger SV but rose to stardom when he joined PSG from Stoke City in August 2018.

Currently, Choupo-Moting plays for Bundesliga club Bayern Munich, where he joined in October 2020 on a free transfer.

Jean-Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting Stats.

The 33-year-old Cameroon forward is a talented finisher and possesses deliberate and powerful dribbling skills.

Famous for his high work rate, long stride and powerful, direct dribbling ability, Choupo-Moting can also play comfortably on either left or right flanks or as a center-forward.

While playing for the Ligue 1 club PSG before joining Bayern Munich in 2020, Choupo-Moting made 31 league appearances in total, scoring six goals and providing one assist.

In the last campaign, Choupo- Moting made 20 Bundesliga appearances for Bayern Munich and scored four goals with two assists.

In his Bundesliga career overall, he has appeared in 253 matches in the competition, scoring 54 goals and providing 21 assists.

Before his exit from the Ligue 1 club, PSG, Choupo-Moting won 2018/19 and 2019/20 Ligue 1 trophies, including the 2019/2020 Coupe de France and Coupe de La Ligue for PSG.

Upon joining Bayern Munich in 2020, Choupo-Moting won the 2020/21 Bundesliga campaign for Bayern and FIFA Club World Cup. He also won the 2021/22 DFL Supercup for the German giants.

Choupo-Moting poses with FIFA Club World Cup Qatar 2020

Interestingly, Choupo-Moting is yet to be shown a red card in the competition, despite appearing in 253 matches, but he’s received a total of 10 yellow cards.


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