Bold Cristiano Ronaldo claim emerges amid Manchester United’s another poor title run
Cristiano Ronaldo’s return is being viewed as one of the things that contribute to the already mounting pressure on Manchester United this season.
This past summer, Manchester United bolstered its squad with three big-name signings—Cristiano Ronaldo, Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane.
Among the aforementioned stars, most of the burden goes to Ronaldo evidently. Many are convinced that Manchester Untied could finally cop that long-awaited title, a feat the club has never had since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival.
However, according to famed Sky Sports’ soccer journalist Michael Bridge, the return of Ronaldo, and the successful transfers only put Manchester United in a very difficult situation as they don’t present a strong case for winning a title still.
“I’m afraid, when you sign [Jadon] Sancho for £80m and [Cristiano] Ronaldo with his wages and everything, people are going to expect you at the very, very least to be in the title race come April [or] May,” Bridge told Give Me Sport. “And at the moment, that doesn’t look like it’s going to happen.”
Bridge went on to predict that the race for the English Premier League title will still be fought by the current top three teams in the standings—Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City.
As for the Ronaldo-led Manchester United, the club will possibly wind up at the “fourth” spot.
“It looks like you’ve got that three [Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester City], and Man United maybe on their own as the fourth,” he predicted.
Manchester United is currently looking to end its Premier League losing streak and the sacking of Solskjaer is reportedly being viewed as an immediate solution.