As more information of Cristiano Ronaldo’s deal surface, Man Utd chiefs have Glazers hope.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s second transfer to Manchester United was completed on Friday.
According to sources, Manchester United hopes that the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo will ease tensions between their fans and the Glazers. Since their acquisition in 2003, the club’s owners have been unpopular to say the least, and tensions reached a height earlier this year.
The atmosphere around Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Manchester United has been ecstatic since the Red Devils snatched Ronaldo from Manchester City’s toes.
That much is unsurprising, given that the Portuguese superstar earned his reputation under Sir Alex Ferguson before going on to become one of the all-time greats.
United’s owners have delved deep into their pockets to make it happen, paying him a whopping £480,000 each week, making him by far the most paid player in the Premier League.
According to the Mirror, the club hopes that bringing in such a well-known and costly player will boost the Glazers’ reputation among fans.
Tensions reached a peak earlier this year when they were named one of the founding fathers of the proposed European Super League.
With fervent protests outside Old Trafford, the owners promised to improve their connection with supporters in the future.
The transfer market is a sensible method to lighten the atmosphere, and the club has had one of their most successful summers in recent memory.
To begin with, Jadon Sancho’s long-term chase came to an end when Borussia Dortmund approved a lucrative £72.6 million transaction.
Raphael Varane, the World Cup winner, was brought in from Real Madrid a few weeks later, sparking enormous enthusiasm as Harry Maguire’s ideal centre-back partner had finally been found.
United’s business was said to be done and dusted after the Frenchman’s arrival, but seeing Ronaldo on the verge of joining City was enough to rekindle their interest.
When the opportunity arose, United quickly put together a complicated agreement, aided by their massive commercial presence, in which they paid only £12.8 million upfront for the 36-year-old.
More will eventually join Juventus in a £20 million deal, a large sum for a player nearing the end of his career, but one that might offer rapid success.
Conflicts with the owners are likely as they ride a wave of pure joy and confidence. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”