Jason Cundy believes incoming Manchester United supervisor Erik ten Hag should prioritise getting Cristiano Ronaldo into his crew.
The Ajax boss will take the reins at Old Trafford in the summertime, and after one other underwhelming season, the Dutchman is predicted to supervise a squad overhaul.
Ten Hag’s favoured fashion of play centres round dominating possession and urgent from the entrance which doesn’t essentially swimsuit 37-year-old Ronaldo, who’s Man United’s high scorer this season.
But regardless of this, Cundy believes that while United do must bolster their attacking choices, Ten Hag should nonetheless construct his crew round Ronaldo given his spectacular shows, which has seen him notch up 24 targets up to now this season.
“If [Erik] Ten Hag is going to play the way he has done at Ajax, you would’ve thought that Ronaldo cannot play every single game,” the previous Chelsea participant stated on The Sports Bar following Man United’s 3-0 win over Brentford.
“But you then discover a means. His targets have been phenomenal once more. His targets to recreation ratio is phenomenal, best purpose scorer ever.
“So you discover a solution to have Ronaldo in and across the squad. Whether he’s going to begin 38 Premier League video games I very a lot doubt, I can’t see that occuring.
“United do need help up top, they do.”
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United legend Gary Neville echoed Cundy’s ideas, saying on commentary for Sky Sports: “This is the most effective they’ve performed this season.
“They have regarded extra linked as a crew.
“My man of the match is Cristiano Ronaldo. The penalty, the build-up to it, and he had one disallowed within the first half.
“Just his all-round performance has been outstanding.”
The Portuguese’s future on the membership has been questioned over the previous few months after his aspect have suffered one more disappointing season, with hopes of silverware fading after their defeat to Atletico Madrid within the last-16 of the Champions League in March.
However, regardless of this, Red Devils hero Roy Keane doesn’t imagine his former teammate Ronaldo is heading for the exit, agreeing that Ten Hag must maintain him at Old Trafford.
“I don’t think his body language was suggesting that he was leaving,” Keane defined. “I just look at the goals he’s got, his performances warrant him staying at the club.”
Keane continued: “But Man United must get different strikers in there, there needs to be competitors for locations. If your main purpose scorer, who you’re relying on is 37 years of age, then that’s definitely not good.
“But I’d certainly be hanging on to Ronaldo. You might have to have a conversation about the way you’re going to play, or that he won’t be playing week, in week out. But why would you get rid of a player that scores that many goals?”
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