MORNING, UNITED FANS
Signing Cristiano Ronaldo won’t stop United facing off with neighbours City for Erling Haaland next summer.
That’s the main reported fall-out from the transfer window amid claims City and Chelsea baulked at paying The a potential £500million package of transfer fee and wages over five years for the world’s most wanted goal-getter.
Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland, 21, is thought to have a £64.5m sale clause in his contract for the end of the season.
But if Ronaldo’s record-breaking antics for Portugal last night are anything to go by, the 36-year-old could still be United’s kingpin next season.
Ron’s last-gasp double sunk the Republic of Ireland 2-1 to give him a world record 111 international goals, two more than Iran’s Ali Daei.
That shows why United skipper Harry Maguire rates ex-Juventus and Real Madrid attacker Ronaldo as the “greatest player” ever.
Meanwhile, Donny van de Beek’s agent claims the Holland midfielder has been promised more first-team chances this term after United blocked a deadline exit.
VDB’s representative Guido Albers was frustrated the former Ajax hero stayed put amid interest from Prem clubs like Everton, Italy and Germany.
Albers told Voetbal International: “You need the cooperation of the club, and it looked like they would, but ultimately they didn’t.
“Disappointing, but also assuring for him so that he will get his chance… we came to a clear agreement about this with the club.”