Cristiano Ronaldo has good reason to be dissatisfied with Manchester United's summer transfer activity
In order to spread out the scoring load, Cristiano Ronaldo requested that Manchester United bring in a new striker this summer. Erik ten Hag, the team’s coach, is rumored to have disregarded CR7’s remarks and has different ideas for the Old Trafford squad.
Only one year after returning to Old Trafford, the Portuguese superstar wants to depart United. One factor in Ronaldo’s desire to quit the Red Devils is their terrible play, but the Mirror also cites his repeated transfer requests that have gone unfulfilled.
Ronaldo made the decision to stay at United until the end of his contract in May. He has advised Manchester United on the kind of player they ought to sign for the upcoming campaign. The 37-year-old requested that the Red Devils sign a player who would enable them to make some tactical alterations, and Darwin Nunez’s qualities were seen to be appropriate and suitable, according to The Athletic.
Ronaldo wants to play alongside a different striker this season following the free agent departure of Edinson Cavani. Because of this, Man Utd’s assault is weak, especially given that Ronaldo will probably not be able to play at Old Trafford beyond 2023. Antony Martial and Marcus Rashford are understanding.
Nunez scored 34 goals in all competitions last season, including twice against Liverpool in the quarterfinals of the Champions League. Ten Hag observed Nunez score against Ajax while the Uruguayan scored twice in a 3-0 group-stage victory over Barcelona.
Man Utd has not bolstered the offense this summer, in addition to missing out on the signing of Nunez. Defenders Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez, as well as midfielder Christian Eriksen, are the three rookies thus far.
Ten Hag prefers to utilize a 4-3-3 or 4-2-3-1 formation even if adding a new striker would result in Man Utd playing with two strikers in addition to Ronaldo.
Ten Hag desires Antony and believes that he would make the perfect Old Trafford signature. The Brazilian striker put pressure on Ajax to allow him to sign with the Red Devils this summer because he wants to reconnect with his former manager.
Any move, however, would be unrealistic given that Ajax values the player at up to £80 million. Man Utd thus halted negotiations. Ten Hag’s work undoubtedly contributed to the eventual deterioration of their relationship with Ronaldo.
When the sole solace for MU came from the Brighton player’s own goal, the effort to “rescue” Ten Hag proved fruitless. Scott McTominay and Fred’s underwhelming midfield performances prompted Ten Hag to hunt for replacements before the transfer window closed.
The players were largely silent on social media following the defeat. That demonstrates that Ten Hag has berated and forewarned the students. It goes without saying that the defeat to Brighton cannot be repeated.