Fabrizio Romano believes Cristiano Ronaldo is the answer for Manchester United.
The 37-year-old was eager to leave Old Trafford just 12 months after his sensational return in 2021, but a lack of suitors forced him to stay.
Erik ten Hag, the new manager, has been reluctant to use Ronaldo from the start and the Portuguese star has started just two games in the league this season.
In his latest appearance, against Newcastle over the weekend, he was the only player to be withdrawn from the game and Ronaldo was visibly upset at being taken off.
Speaking after Sunday’s disappointing 0-0 draw, journalist Fabrizio Romano has now weighed in on the situation and given his thoughts on Ronaldo’s precarious standing.
“Man Utd struggled in attack again yesterday as they were held to a 0-0 draw at home to Newcastle, so will they make changes up front in January?” Romano said on CaughtOffside.
“There are some good options out there – I always mention Jonathan David as I think he’s really underrated and could be a great solution, but we have to wait for the World Cup to see which clubs will move for him.
“I think it’s just a difficult moment for Man Utd without scoring goals; and I also think Cristiano Ronaldo can never be described as a problem, only a solution for the team. I wouldn’t panic – I’m sure they will be back scoring goals very soon.”
Although the last two months have been turbulent, the transfer expert believes that any suggestions that Ronaldo is a problem in the team are exaggerated.
We don’t know how Ronaldo‘s behavior and demeanor are off the field, but it’s clear that his body language on the field leaves a lot to be desired.
Failing to score is not a problem for supporters as long as players are trying but resorting to flailing arms and constant complaining can turn toxic quite quickly.
Nevertheless, Ronaldo will stay for at least another two months, and maybe an exit in January is on the cards – a sad state of affairs following his fairytale return last year.