Ighalo’s Chances Becomes Slim As Cristiano Ronaldo Is Now Open To Man Utd Return

Cristiano Ronaldo could leave Juventus for a sensational return to Manchester United come the summer transfer window, reports say.

The Portugal international spent six years at Old Trafford earlier in his career, winning three Premier League titles as well as the 2008 Champions League crown before leaving for Real Madrid.

Ronaldo has been tipped to leave Juventus, with the Serie A giants in a tricky situation because of the coronavirus crisis.

The 35-year-old, along with his Juventus team-mates, has agreed to take a pay cut in order to aid the club financially.

But he could leave if the Serie A giants continue to struggle to balance the books.

And Marca say Ronaldo would be open to returning to United, with the club a ‘real option’ should Juventus decide to cash in.

It’s said he’s always left the door open for a return.

And United also have the financial muscle in order to bring Ronaldo in again, 11 years after his sensational departure.

For now, it still appears unlikely.

United have focused on signing ex-Super Eagles striker Odion Ighalo ever since the Nigerian impressed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

But whether United choose to pursue their old No 7, particularly at a time where they’re keen on Jadon Sancho, Jack Grealish as well as Ighalo, is something only time will tell.

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Solskjaer played alongside Ronaldo, too, which would make the possibility of a return potentially more appealing.

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Efe Bridget is a writer at GoalBall. She is a graduate of Mass Communication with 12 years of experience working with reputable publications.