Manchester United want to sign a new striker this summer and Cristiano Ronaldo is happy for that to happen. The Portugal international scored 24 goals across all competitions last term but, as he enters the twilight years of his career, the Red Devils know they can’t rely on him forever. However, with that being the case, the club now need their controversial owners the Glazers to act.
It was reported back in April that Ronaldo was more than happy for United to sign a new striker.
He knows he can’t play every single Premier League game as he enters the twilight years of his career at the age of 37.
And with Anthony Martial not good enough, Mason Greenwood suspended and Edinson Cavani now gone, it’s clear United need to act in that regard.
However, right now, talk of a new marksman arriving at Old Trafford has gone worryingly quiet.
That’s not necessarily a bad thing, with United making a habit of surprise signings in recent years. Examples include Donny van de Beek, Daniel James and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
But there’s still a possibility that, as the new season creeps closer by the day, United will be left short.
Their current priority is in midfield, particularly after the departures of Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba.
Frenkie de Jong is their dream target, while United also admire the likes of Ruben Neves, Kalvin Phillips and Declan Rice – of Wolves, Leeds and West Ham respectively.
United also want a right-back, amid expectations that Aaron Wan-Bissaka will be shown the door just three years after his arrival from Crystal Palace.
And a new centre-back is also being targeted with Eric Bailly, Axel Tuanzebe and Phil Jones all deemed surplus to requirements.
When it comes to landing a new forward, however, it’s unclear what will happen.