Despite the Cristiano Ronaldo deal, Glazers must stick to their Man United Erling Haaland transfer plan.


Despite the Cristiano Ronaldo deal, Glazers must stick to their Man United Erling Haaland transfer plan.

Despite signing Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United should aim to sign Erling Haaland next summer.

Manchester United’s summer transfer business appears to be completed ahead of tonight’s 11pm deadline, with right-back Diogo Dalot certain to stay at Old Trafford, negating the need to sign Atletico Madrid’s Kieran Trippier.

United have added two world-class players to their team in Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane. Sancho would have cost £108 million alone just a year ago, thus the pair have a combined value of roughly £110 million.

The midfield is unquestionably an area that requires improvement. United’s lack of a powerful holding midfielder could jeopardize their hopes of winning the Premier League and the Champions League this season. Work on determining the best solutions for addressing that situation next summer should already be started.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was also interested in recruiting for the position of right-back. Dalot, on the other hand, is more than capable of filling Trippier’s shoes as a more aggressive alternative to Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

The main story of United’s summer is, of course, the return of club legend Cristiano Ronaldo. While he may not be the same explosive and dynamic force he was the last time he wore the red shirt at Old Trafford, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s output is nonetheless incredible considering his age.

Between now and 2023, the Portuguese, who are already 36, should score a lot of goals. He’ll undoubtedly add vigor to United’s attack on Champions League evenings, since he has a record 134 goals in the competition. Even though his three-year career at Juventus ended in disappointment, he scored all seven of their knockout goals.

The most intriguing sub-plot of United’s season will undoubtedly be how Solskjaer keeps both Ronaldo and his primary contender for the centre-forward position at United, Edinson Cavani, satisfied considering that he only has one striker. It might also be a game-changer.

Ronaldo’s standing at the club and as one of the game’s all-time greats will almost certainly guarantee him a starting spot. Cavani will most likely come in when the team rotates, providing a useful option off the bench, before departing when his contract expires next summer.

If it becomes obvious later this season that the Uruguayan intends to return, “Brinkwire Summary News” will be updated accordingly.


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