After the 37-year-contract old’s at Old Trafford was ripped up by mutual consent earlier this week, Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag will be looking to fill the vacuum left by Cristiano Ronaldo’s bitter exit in the near future. Since Ronaldo ɗamaged his relationship with United by participating in a tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, he is currently searching for a new team. As a result, the Red Devils will need to find a replacement for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in order to strengthen their aттacking ranks for the remainder of the season.
With recent reports stating that Ten Hag is trying to sign a striker on a short-term contract in the new year, United are set to enter the transfer market in January to buy a forward capable of performing a job for them until the end of the season. With Ronaldo’s prized No. 7 shirt now up for grabs and several players vying for the chance to wear the renowned number on their backs, Ronaldo’s departure has also raised another question for United that will need to be answered when the Premier League returns.
The most logical choice to wear Ronaldo’s old jersey number would be Alejandro Garnacho, who has just cemented his place at Old Trafford as a vital piece in the team’s machinery. It would seem logical for him to wear the same number that Ronaldo did when he was Ƅreaking through with the Red Devils as a young player out wide as he appears to have all the qualities necessary to become United’s next big star and is naturally a winger.
Jadon Sancho, who has struggled to live up to expectations since joining the team but is still a tremendously gifted player, might become another contender for the No. 7 shirt at United. He could be in line to benefit from Ronaldo’s sudden departure. He has drawn a lot of criticism for a number of underwhelming performances while at United, but he has recently displayed flashes of brilliance. He might only need to go on a solid run of form to reach the peak of his abilities at Old Trafford.
Sancho was not included in the England team that traveled to this year’s World Cup, and he will be driven to disprove Gareth Southgate when the Premier League resumes on December 27 when United plays Nottingham Forest. As Sancho works to establish his significant status at the club over the coming months, he may be rewarded with the No. 7 shirt if he is successful in showcasing his abilities at United between now and the conclusion of the season.
After earning his way into regular first-team contention over the past couple of seasons, Anthony Elanga will also be hoping to play a greater role for United in the absence of Ronaldo. Ten Hag certainly has high regard for the young Swede, who has already made 10 league appearances since the start of the season. However, it is yet unknown whether Ten Hag will choose to award Elanga the No. 7 jersey in the wake of Ronaldo’s departure.
Ten Hag thinks it would be risky to sign a genius who would “sit at the same table” as Henry.
Manchester United is reportedly keeping an eye on Borussia Monchengladbach attacker Marcus Thuram.
According to Rudy Galetti, the Red Devils are quite interested in the player and are monitoring his surroundings.
Thuram’s career has dramatically risen in the last two years.
Many people in Germany dismissed him because of his pessimistic outlook and worries about in/ju/ry.
Thuram worked hard, and now he is being rewarded for it.
In 17 games across all competitions this season, he has scored 13 goals for Gladbach.
The Frenchman, who is in fantastic shape, has battled his way onto his nation’s World Cup team.
When he was Gladbach’s manager, Marco Rose said the following about Thuram:
Marcus, a football player, benefits greatly from his physique and height.
But he’s also a talented mechanic who can always handle situations in small spaces. Marcus’ development is still very much in progress. Much more will come from him.
Due to his pace and movement inside the box, he is a seductive replacement for Man United.
Thuram could give Erik ten Hag’s team the dynamism they require in the final third.
Thuram reportedly has advanced negotiations to join Inter, but funding will need to come from sales.