Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to Manchester United has been prophesied for a number of years now as the Portuguese forward continues to defy footballing logic in terms of his goal haul.
The 31-year old is a certified legend at the Theatre of Dreams and undoubtedly one of the greatest players to ever grace the game.
The Red Devils themselves need a saviour. He was there saviour. But he’s not anymore.
While an emotional return to Old Trafford tugs on the old heartstrings, the sheer numbers do not make sense anymore. By no means are Ed Woodard and company the most sound financial planners, but surely even they must realise that.
At 31, it’s hard to justify what could likely be a huge transfer fee and sky high wages being shelled out.
The club should move on. Ronaldo has.
Still, they need big name additions in order to pull them out of the post Sir Alex Ferguson lull once and for all. Well, better than the big name additions who’ve already been brought in to do exactly that and failed so miserably.
But who could provide an effective alternative to the three time World Player of the Year and perhaps the most lethal finisher of all time? Not many.
Though, as ever, the locals in the Transfer Tavern have come up with a few.
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