Manchester United are in dire need of reinforcements this summer but with only five days remaining until pre-season starts, the club is yet to sign a player.
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has been earmarked as Erik ten Hag’s prime target this summer but United are locked in negotiations with the Catalan club, with no resolution in sight.
Furthermore, six players have already left the club on free transfers and it’s not looking like United are going to replace them anytime soon.
Now, it’s being reported that Cristiano Ronaldo has been monitoring the situation and is unhappy with how the transfer window has gone so far.
That’s according to AS, who add that although Ronaldo was determined to see out the final year of his contract, he now harboring doubts over that stance after seeing United’s rivals strengthen with the likes of Darwin Nunez and Ering Haaland joining Liverpool and Manchester City respectively.
As per the report, United’s Portuguese superstar thinks that the gap between United and those two clubs is going to enlargen and Ronaldo would not want to waste one of his final seasons by not challenging for trophies. The 37-year-old is said to want reinforcements at United.
It’s fair to say that Ronaldo is not the only person growing frustrated by United’s transfer activity so far, with supporters growing increasingly impatient with the lack of movement.
Ten Hag, who is due back at Carrington this week as he prepares for the start of pre-season, is also said to be irritated by the slow nature of United’s negotiations with Barcelona over De Jong.
The 53-year-old will be desperate to keep Ronaldo happy, however. As things stand, United’s no7 is the only out-and-out striker at the club, and losing him would mean additional workload for the club’s hierarchy.
With the current state of play already proving to be too much, making signing another striker a priority could potentially be catastrophic.