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Two sources have confirmed that a Man Utd change in the front rows has fallen through after a cruel fateful turn in the eleventh hour.
The impending return of Cristiano Ronaldo has given both the club’s players and fans renewed optimism for the current campaign. The Portuguese icon will be received with a hero reception when you step foot Old Trafford grass, though his return will pose an obstacle to the club’s younger talent.
Ronaldo is expected to play a key striker role. With Edinson Cavani a more than skilled back-up that will push Mason Greenwood out again.
With that in mind, Man Utd had agreed to send rising winger Amad Diallo on loan.
An agreement had been reached with Feyenoord, to the great joy of one smiling Ole Gunnar Solskjær.
However, it was revealed Sunday night that one the injury was recorded in Diallo’s last training session at Man Utd had threatened to derail the move.
Now, according to trusted journalist Fabrizio Romano, the agreement is extinguished. The Italian tweeted that the contact ‘definitely collapsed’ due to the injury. Details of the exact nature of the damage are still scarce. Although Romano confirmed that it was a ‘muscle injury’.
Per Dutch outlet AD (via the sun), Feyenoord’s technical director, Frank Arnesen, also confirmed that the move had collapsed.
“He was injured, it has been canceled,” Arnesen said.
“It’s a shame, everything was done. I’ve talked a lot with people at Manchester United, but it’s more sensitive to let him get into that club. It may take a while before he returns. ”
Pogba jokes that Ronaldo is returning
Meanwhile, David de Gea admitted having Ronaldo back at Old Trafford would be “like a dream”, while Paul Pogba offered a one-word joke about the icon’s return.
Speaking in the wake of their heavily contested 1-0 win over Wolves, Pogba joked when asked about Ronaldo’s impending arrival: “Who?”
De Gea chose a more lengthy answer. The Spaniard said: “It is like a dream to have him back. It will be amazing – it is already amazing, you can feel it in the atmosphere.
“Hopefully he can bring something special to make the team even better.”
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