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What Man Utd plan to do with three senior first-team stars after the blockbuster Cristiano Ronaldo announcement has been revealed.
Ronaldo, 36, is about to call Old Trafford his home once again. Juventus reportedly have that accepted a first bid of € 15 million. before additions to his services. Once officially confirmed, Ronaldo will reportedly pocket £ 480,000 per. Week.
Several members of the current The Man Utd first team reacted exactly as you might have expected on social media. Typically, though Roy Keane earned a dumb answer.
Ronaldo’s arrival is likely to see him installed as a first-choice center-forward. Yes, Gary Neville stated that the target machine will be deployed at the spearhead of the attack.
That will likely bring Edinson Cavani down to a bench role. And with Mason Greenwood’s only hope of getting to the starting lineup now by occupying a wide berth, Jesse Lingard’s chances of regular appearances have also dropped.
Ronaldo’s gigantic salary could possibly have a knock-on effect on the club’s decision on what to do with Paul Pogba.
But according to trusted source Fabrizio Romano, the future of Cavani and Pogba is certain.
Romano tweeted Man Utd are ‘100 percent’ committed to retaining the Uruguayan despite Ronaldo’s impending arrival. Moreover, the player himself ‘absolutely’ does not consider a premature exit.
Pogba is also considered to be ‘staying’ and was ‘never involved’ in any proposal to Juventus regarding Ronaldo’s switch.
The couple’s future is certain, though there seems to be less certainty about Lingard.
Lingard future the least secure
Speaking further Sky Sports News, transfer specialist Dharmesh Sheth first acknowledged Ole Gunnar Solskjær has not given any indication Lingard will be sold. The 28-year-old remains on West Ham’s radar after a sparkling loan last season.
However, Sheth believes Lingard is the most likely to deviate from any of the club’s depths in forwards due to his contract situation. Lingard is in the final year of his contract.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjær spoke about Jesse Lingard at the same press conference and said that he sees him as 100 percent a Manchester United player,” said Sheth.
“All Solskjær has said about Lingard during this transfer window is that he expects him to be part of the plans, and he can still play a big role next season. He was in the squad against Southampton. Solskjær said he played so well in the pre-season, had it not been for Covid, he would have started the first game against Leeds.
“West Ham would be interested if he became available. Their line is that this is up to Manchester United. While United could argue that they have not been given anything to think about.
“Until an offer comes, Lingard will stay. The complication comes in that he is in the final year of his contract. If he does not sign one within the next four days, he is three months from being able to sign a prior contract deal or weigh all his options and leave for free next summer.
“It happened late in the last window. It could be one of those situations where Solskjær has Ronaldo in his ranks and is looking at who he could let go of. ”
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