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Will Cristiano Ronaldo return to Old Trafford this summer?

February 22, 2016

Manchester United are in big trouble. Since Sir Alex Ferguson left the club after winning the Premier League title in 2013, the Red Devils have struggled to keep pace with the likes of Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea at the summit of English football. Both David Moyes and Louis van Gaal have failed to take United back to the top of the table – and the latter may be facing the sack if results don’t improve in the very near future.

Cue talk of a Cristiano Ronaldo return. Every year, the Portugal international is linked with a move back to United and every year, nothing materialises. However, this summer could be different. With the Reds struggling, United need a marquee signing. It’s a sad state of affairs at Old Trafford right now and their only true world class player is goalkeeper David de Gea. For the first time in decades, United don’t have a single world class outfield talent.

Ronaldo is now 31 years old and it would be fair to say that he’s approaching his twilight years. If United are ever going to act, the time is now. It would be the fairy-tale ending to a glittering career and both Ronaldo and United are likely to be interested in making a move happen. Unfortunately, Real Madrid may not be so keen unless the Premier League side paid well over the odds for the Portuguese.

If United do part ways with Van Gaal, the Red Devils may employ former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho as the new manager. While that decision wouldn’t necessarily go down well with all of the fans, Mourinho may well be the right man to take United back to the top. If nothing else, he’s a proven winner and that’s what the Red Devils need right now.

As of 21st February, Betway’s betting site is pricing Mourinho at 2/9 to be the next permanent Manchester United boss. If betting on managerial appointments isn’t your thing, these betting sites cover upcoming events too – such as Euro 2016 and the Premier League’s top four battle.

Now, Mourinho didn’t exactly get on tremendously well with Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid, however they are both fantastic professionals and could fix any lingering issues. Also, they both share super-agent Jorge Mendes and it wouldn’t be a huge surprise to see the agent attempt to strike a major deal to suit both of his clients.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look as though a deal will happen but you never know. Realistically, the only time Cristiano Ronaldo will return to Old Trafford this summer is for Wayne Rooney’s testimonial match but even a brief return could tempt the 31-year-old to consider a move back to Manchester. After all, as Ronaldo has reminded fans time and time again, “in the future, you never know”…

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Ronaldo wants to Retire at Real Madrid

October 14, 2015

This news will not sit well with the Manchester United fans, but it seems as though Cristiano Ronaldo has no desire to leave Real Madrid.

Ronaldo who won his fourth Golden Boot yesterday, has been linked with a return to Old Trafford for sometime now, but he told Marca: “My dream is to retire at Real Madrid.

“If you take care of yourself you can play until you are 40, I want to keep going for another five or six years. I feel good and useful in Madrid and I want to win here.”

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United ready to offer Ronaldo £14m-a-year

March 27, 2015

According to reports it is believed that United will offer Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo an amazing £14million-a-year contract as they prepare an £80m bid, for the former Red Devils hero.

Ronaldo who spent six great years with United before joining Real Madrid in 2009, was linked with a return to his former club last summer and it is believed that the 30-year-old is unhappy at Real.

Reports also linking him with a move to current Premier League champions Manchester City but news sources suggest that United are favorites to win the race for his signature should the £80m offer turn out to be accepted.

Ronaldo first signed for United back in 2003 for £12.24 million and scored a remarkable tally of 84 goals in 196 appearances for the Red Devils.

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A Real Deal for De Gea in Spain

October 13, 2014

Rumours in Spain are growing about the future of David De Gea at Manchester United as a number of newspaper in the country are suggesting Real Madrid are planning a swoop for the Spaniard in January.

Iker Casillas’ form has been indifferent for the Spanish giants over the past few seasons therefore it is thought that Real are now looking to the future as they look to secure a number one ‘keeper who can follow in the footsteps of their club legend.

Manchester United will have absolutely no interest in selling De Gea as he has not only established himself as one of the best ‘keeper in the Premier League but of Europe as well. Louis Van Gaal’s side has been cut in the football betting for the league title after a good run of results recently. The difficulty the Reds’ will have is to persuade their man to ignore the interest from one of the biggest clubs in Spain.

Despite his impressive form in England over the past couple of seasons, the 23-year old has only represented his country on three occasions. A move back to Spain may allow him the opportunity to shine in La Liga in which his odds on starting for the national side would be cut in the football betting.

If Real Madrid do fail to secure the signature of De Gea, here are five other goalkeeper’s they may look to bring in as a replacement for Casillas:-

. Hugo Lloris – The French shot stopper has proved to be a bargain for Spurs as they paid around the £12 million mark for his services from Lyon back in 2012. He’s arguably the most consistent ‘keeper in the Premier League and at 27, he still has many more years ahead of him.

. Salvatore Sirigu – Although Gianluigi Buffon has been the main man between the sticks for Italy over the last decade or so, Sirigu is knocking on the door for that jersey after some impressive performances for French champions PSG. The Italian has been with the Ligue 1 side since 2011 and has helped them to two league championships. He was voted the Ligue 1 Goalkeeper of the Year in 2013 and 2014.

. Diego Alves – If Real Madrid are looking for a ‘keeper with La Liga experience under his belt, they may well turn to Valencia’s number one to fill that criteria. After signing from Almeria in 2011, the Brazilian has been regarded as one of the best shot-stoppers in the Spanish league.
. Sven Ulreich – 26-year old Sven Ulreich would walk into most country’s national team but unfortunately for the German, he has Manuel Neurer ahead of him in the pecking order for Germany. The 6ft 4 Schalke number one has been tipped for a big move in the near future to one of the top clubs in Europe.

. Tim Krul – The commanding Dutchman was remembered at the 2014 World Cup for his winning save in the Netherland’s penalty shootout win over Costa Rica. Newcastle’s number one has been linked with a move to Manchester United in recent years.

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Ronaldo to stay at Madrid

October 7, 2014

According to Spanish football expert Guillem Balague Man Utd won’t be able to lure Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford next summer.

Utd have already stated that they would be interested in re-signing the former Utd hero but will have to pay out huge money to get him.

It is believed United would have to pay Real Madrid at least £80m plus £20m a year in wages to get their man.

Even though United have the financial powers to do that, Balague is adamant a big move is unlikely to happen.

Balague said: “I know for a fact Real Madrid will not let Cristiano go this summer, no way.

“It doesn’t matter that Manchester United have the finances to get him, it doesn’t matter that Cristiano is thinking of coming back – Real Madrid won’t let him go.”

The Red Devils have first option on signing Ronaldo after selling him to Real for £80m back in 2009. Since then he made 171 appearances for Madrid scoring 190 goals.

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Man Utd could offer Ronaldo £300,000-per-week

September 12, 2014

Former Man Utd star Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way back to Utd. It is believed that Utd are willing to offer him a whopping £300,000 per-week contract to lure the Real Madrid winger back to Old Trafford.

Ronaldo who currently earns around £290,000-a-week, could consider a move away from Madrid for another wage increase. The transfer fee could cost United £60m+ to get their man.

Ronaldo has openly discussed his wish to return to Old Trafford one day – He said:”Everyone knows that – I have said it many times. Manchester is in my heart. I left many good friends there, the supporters are amazing and I wish I can come back one day.”

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Manchester United sign Falcao on loan

September 2, 2014

The Red devils have completed the loan signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from French club Monaco. The loan deal will cost Man Utd an initial £6 million loan fee plus the players wages.

Falcao who joined Monaco for £50 million last year had been linked with a host of European clubs during the summer these include Arsenal and Real Madrid.

Falcao’s season-long loan will cost the Old Trafford club a staggering £24 million in total, with the player’s £265,000-a-week wages being paid in full by United.

The 28-year-old has scored 11 goals in 17 appearances for Monaco since joining from Atlético Madrid back in May 2013.

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Manchester United agree deal for defender Marcos Rojo

August 20, 2014

Manchester United have agreed to sign Argentina defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon.The deal is thought to be around £16m, subject to a medical, and personal terms being agreed.

Manchester United are also allowing winger Nani to re-Join his old club Sporting Lisbon on loan.

Marcos Rojo is a talented Left-sided Argentina international defender who played in the World Cup for Argentina.

Rojo, joined Sporting from Spartak Moscow back in July 2012 and he made 49 appearances scoring 5 goals for Lisbon.

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Vermaelen Dismisses Manchester United Interest to Concentrate on the World Cup

June 22, 2014

Thomas Vermaelen emerged as a surprise transfer target for Manchester United in the last few weeks. The Belgian international is widely expected to leave Arsenal once the transfer window opens on July 1. He has been widely expected to join a club in Italy, Spain or Germany. However, several reports in the last few days hinted that Vermaelen has already agreed personal terms with United and that the Red Devils just had to agree a transfer fee with Arsenal.

Vermaelen, who is on international duty with the Belgian national team at the World Cup 2014, has revealed that speculation about his future is not true. He is focusing only on the World Cup right now. His Belgian team are backed heavily against their next opponents Russia in World Cup football at According to Sky Sports, he said: “I know there has been a lot of talk and a lot of rumours but the only thing I can say is that it’s not true. Everybody understands my situation at Arsenal and that I have one year left.

“I understand that people are going to talk but I am here in Brazil and I am enjoying my time and I’m focused on what I am doing.”

Despite being Arsenal’s captain, Vermaelen has featured rarely in the last two years. Per Mertesacker and Laurent Koscielny have been the preferred centre back combination for Arsene Wenger. Vermaelen has been able to get game time only when either of these players were unavailable.

The 28-year-old was widely expected to leave last summer or even in January, but such a proposed move never occurred. He is almost certain to be sold this summer given that he has only one year left on his contract. Arsenal would not want to allow the player leave on a free after having paid £10 million for him in 2009.

The North London outfit will be aware that they are unlikely to receive anywhere close to £10 million for him, but they would ideally like to see a good offer on the table. United are likely to be in the market for several defenders after allowing the likes of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand to leave the club at the end of last season. Jonny Evans, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones complete the crop of central defenders at United.

Ideally, they would like to see one more top player available for Louis van Gaal in order to cover for the injuries. Vermaelen provides a sensible option given that he is likely to be available for around £5 million. Further, he is extremely versatile and will be capable of playing either centrally or in a left back position. With negotiations for Luke Shaw dragging on, Patrice Evra could be first choice once again after extending his United stay by 12 months.

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Manchester United Already in the Transfer Market

March 31, 2014

As the end of the season approaches, Manchester United certainly appears to already have an eye on what lies ahead – and have made no secret of their desire to recruit new talent with the aim of once again reclaiming the top spot in English football.

The only question is: Who will they actually end up getting and what sort of money are they willing to invest in transfers?

Shaw Saga Continues…

While the Grand National sidelined football betting for a little bit, it didn’t stop both Manchester United and Chelsea vying for Southampton’s Luke Shaw. The fullback was reportedly close to agreeing to a deal with United (much to Chelsea’s disappointment) but as it turns out now Manchester City may be joining the fray for his signature.

According to sources close to Shaw, he is all set to join United on wages of 85,000 pounds a week and with a transfer fee of 27 million pounds – but other reports indicate that the figure could be closer to 30 million and he may end up at City or Real Madrid too!

The one thing that is certain is that Manchester United definitely needs reinforcements in the fullback department, so if Shaw doesn’t end up going there, the team will undoubtedly need to look elsewhere for another similar talent.

Hungarian Boy Wonder!

Granted the possible recruitment of Martin Puskas may not be with next season in mind, but it is still worth a mention. The 15 year old has reportedly secretly been in Manchester already and has been training with their youth team.

Odds are he won’t play much of a role next season even if he does sign over from PSV Eindhoven, but his abilities have already caused many to regard him as possibly the ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’. Considering Old Trafford has done well recruiting talent from PSV in the past, it seems like this is very much along those veins.

In a statement Puskas himself made, he admitted his love for English football and acknowledged that he knows he will need to work hard to be successful.

Make no mistake, it is still early days yet as far as the transfer market is concerned. Undoubtedly there will be much more to come as the season draws to a close, and even more depending on how players perform in the World Cup and their availability.

Due to how disappointing the season has been for Manchester United, it is safe to say that they are going to end up being very active in the transfer market. With their aging squad, it is not only necessary to find replacements, but also to bolster their overall squad strength too – especially if they want to compete against Arsenal, City, Liverpool and Chelsea in the next season.

For fans of United, it is worth keeping a close eye on developments as they unfold and see whether or not next season’s prospects end up being much brighter than this seasons have been.

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