Just 6 days into the winter transfer window, Man Utd receives Cristiano Ronaldo successor after recent fans nomination. According to the Red Devils supporters, the club management needs to get their number 1 target to succeed Cristiano Ronaldo.
In a clear message, the supporters at Old Trafford suggested to the Glazers that the preferred replacement for Cristiano Ronaldo is no other than the sensational forward Joao Felix.
According to the readers of Express Sport, the Glazers’ pursuit of a reunion with former Red Devil Memphis Depay is not what the majority of fans want, despite his recent goal-scoring success.
United have been in need of a new attacker since Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract was mutually terminated after he criticized the club and manager Erik ten Hag in a controversial interview with Talk TV host Piers Morgan.
Despite the fact that the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is now settling in at Saudi Arabian club Al-Nassr, Ten Hag is still in need of strikers and is reportedly considering a number of options.
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According to a survey conducted by Express Sport, just under half of the 5,686 respondents want the Glazers to add Felix to their roster as a midfielder this season.
Miguel Angel Gil Marin, the president of Atletico Madrid, has already admitted that the 23-year-old wishes to depart, and a dispute with manager Diego Simeone makes it almost certain that he will leave the Spanish capital before the end of January.
United is among the clubs expressing interest, but Atletico’s exorbitant loan demands may ultimately deter them.
The Red Devils reportedly offered £3.5 million to sign him for the remainder of the season, but the Rojiblancos reportedly want up to £13 million for a short-term deal.
The former Golden Boy winner cost Atletico a staggering £113 million in 2019, but he has never scored more than ten goals in a La Liga season at the Metropolitano.
With five attacking candidates to choose from, the readers of Express Sport voted Rafael Leao, Felix’s compatriot, as their second-favorite replacement for Ronaldo.
Leao made a significant impact off the bench for Portugal at the World Cup, and he has been in superb form for AC Milan this season, contributing to 11 goals in just 15 Serie A games.
The likes of Chelsea, Manchester City, and Real Madrid are also rumored to be interested in the 23-year-old, but the Rossoneri are unlikely to sell him cheaply during the winter transfer window.
Depay, who spent one-and-a-half seasons at Old Trafford earlier in his career and scored only two Premier League goals, finished third in the vote.
Since then, the Dutchman has found success with Lyon and, more recently, Barcelona, but Xavi currently considers him surplus to requirements, and he has barely seen the field this season.
Despite scoring 12 goals in La Liga last season, only 13.5% of respondents would like to see United sign Depay, who would be inexpensive.
Just behind the exiled Barcelona player is Marko Arnautovic, who was rumored to be joining Manchester United in the summer before the club backed out of the deal due to negative fan reaction.
By the end of the season, Arnautovic will be 34 years old, but his goal-scoring prowess is showing no signs of waning, with eight goals in 14 league matches this season.
Alvaro Morata, who scored three goals at the World Cup but has lost the respect of the Red Devils faithful after a disappointing stint with Chelsea, is ranked dead last with only 11% of the vote.