Cristiano Ronaldo is seen as a title contender by Manchester United players, with Paul Pogba hailing him as a “great.”
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has elicited joy in the Manchester United dressing room.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival, according to Paul Pogba, will raise the bar and convert Manchester United into Premier League champions.
Mason Greenwood’s goal gave United victory over Wolves and boosted them to third place in the rankings, extending their unbeaten away run to a record 28 games.
But it was the arrival of five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo that has the United locker room humming, not just the fans who screamed his name at Molineux.
After United overcame Wolves, Pogba said, “Everyone knows he’s already a legend at this club, so having him back is enormous; he’ll bring his experience, skill, and when he comes, the level goes up.”
“We’re glad he’s coming; the most important thing tonight was the win, and we’ll preserve this approach when he arrives.”
United goalkeeper David De Gea believes his team can improve on last season’s runner-up finish.
“Winning is great, but now it’s time to compete for titles,” he remarked. “Records are fine, but titles are essential.
“Hopefully, Cristiano can contribute something exceptional to help the squad improve.”
United isn’t nearly finished with the Ronaldo deal, but the final arrangements are expected to be worked out this week.
The club is hopeful that he will return from international duty alongside Bruno Fernandes and that he will be able to make an immediate impact against Newcastle on September 11.
“He’s not signed to sit on the bench,” Ole Gunnar Solskjer said. He’ll help us become a better squad.
“With Bruno, we’ll get him back to Manchester, and ideally he’ll be involved as soon as possible.”
Wolves were enraged. Greenwood’s shot was upheld after Ruben Neves claimed Pogba fouled him during the build-up.
Bruno Lage, the manager of Wolves, accused United of having a double standard.
“We had a beautiful transition for us thirty minutes into the first half, similar position, and [Nelson] Semedo put the ball out because Pogba urged him to,” he remarked.
“On the 80th minute, [Fernando] Marcal told the goal-scorer [Greenwood] to put the ball out and shoot at goal. They scored the goal when Ruben was down.”
After beating Newcastle, United will begin their Champions League group stage campaign against Young Boys in Switzerland in September. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”