May 13, 2021

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Man United fans say the same thing as Ronaldo transfer links resurface

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Manchester United fans admit they would choose to turn down a Cristiano Ronaldo return with a heavy heart.

Reports in Italy have resurrected previous claims that United could look for a potential swap deal with Juventus that would see Ronaldo return to Old Trafford with Paul Pogba moving back to Turin.

And, with Pogba having been in superb form recently, fans are reluctant to see United take part in such a swap deal, particularly with Ronaldo’s advancing years meaning he is approaching the end of his career.

It means that, whilst fans would appreciate the emotional significance of seeing Ronaldo return to Old Trafford, they feel it does not make sense on other levels.

Ronaldo’s future at Juventus is currently unclear, with reports claiming the Old Lady are keen to cut down on their wage bill after feeling the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their finances.

With the legendary forward among Juve’s highest earners, it would mean he could face the exit door at Turin, particularly after Juve’s failure in the Champions League this season.

But any move to United looks unlikely and MEN Sport understands there is currently no plan to bring the 36-year-old back to Old Trafford 12 years after leaving for Real Madrid.

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Whilst United have identified centre-forward as an area to strengthen this summer, the Reds’ main target is instead Erling Haaland.

It means a move for Ronaldo does not make sense on a financial level, with the Portugual international commanding huge wages despite his advancing years.

Alongside this, despite Paul Pogba’s contract situation, it appears unlikely that the Reds would consider a swap move to re-sign Ronaldo.

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