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Manchester United Transfer News Roundup: Cristiano Ronaldo not planning to retire after World Cup; former player backs Red Devils to sign Atletico Madrid goalkeeper, and more

Manchester United have enjoyed a mixed start to life under Eric ten Haag. The Dutch manager took charge this summer and moved them up to fifth in the league since the start of his reign.

Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that he has no plans to retire after the FIFA World Cup in Qatar later this year. Elsewhere, former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has backed the Red Devils signing Jan Oblak.

On that note, a look at Manchester United’s key transfer stories as of September 22, 2022:


Cristiano Ronaldo not planning to retire after World Cup

Cristiano Ronaldo is not with the national team yet.
Cristiano Ronaldo is not with the national team yet.

Cristiano Ronaldo is not planning to retire after the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The Portuguese have faced a tough season so far with Manchester United after failing to make a move this summer.

The five-time Ballon d’Or winner is preparing to lead his national team to the grand event later this year.

Earlier it was expected that the World Cup in Qatar would be Ronaldo’s swansong with the national team. However, speaking recently, the 37-year-old has said that he wants to be a part of the team for Euro 2024.

“I’m still motivated. My ambition is really high. I’m in a national team that has a lot of young players. I want to be in the World Cup and the Euros. I want to make that commitment now,” said Ronaldo .

Ronaldo has scored just one goal in eight appearances for the Red Devils this season in all competitions.


Paul Robinson backs Manchester United to sign Jan Oblaky

Jan Oblak may leave Atletico Madrid next year.
Jan Oblak may leave Atletico Madrid next year.

Paul Robinson has backed Manchester United to secure the services of Jan Oblak.

The Premier League giants have been linked with a move for the Atletico Madrid man as David de Gea’s replacement. The Spaniard is in the final year of his contract with the Red Devils, but has not yet been granted an extension.

Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson praised the 29-year-old Oblak.

“Oblach is one of the best in Europe, and he has been for a while. He is a fantastic goalkeeper. Yes, the quality of Atletico Madrid’s defenders and the way Diego Simeone has set him up has helped him, But he’s still one of the best. He’s been around for a long time,” Robinson said.

38.5 – Based on goals expected on Opta’s goal data (xGoT), Jan Oblak has prevented 38.5 goals in his LaLiga career (227.5 xGoT – 189 goals conceded), any other in the competition since 2014/15 more than the goalkeeper. Renewal. https://t.co/BSnLYN7o55

The Englishman said that there would be an upgrade to Oblac de Gea.

“I’m surprised he isn’t already playing in the Premier League. To me, that is definitely an upgrade over De Gea. De Gea had a great season last year, and he is a great shot-stopper, but his all-rounder game has been questioned. I think oblak is the better all-round. He gives you more,” Robinson said.

De Gea has been a ubiquitous figure among the sticks for Manchester United this season.


The Red Devils Have Spent Too Much This Summer, Says Paul Robinson

Antony arrived at Manchester United from Ajax this summer
Antony arrived at Manchester United from Ajax this summer

Paul Robinson believes Manchester United have spent more on players this summer.

The club ran a spending spree (£208 million) to bring in players to match Ten Haig’s requirements. The Dutch manager broke the bank for Antony and also invested heavily in Casemiro and Lisandro Martinez.

Speaking to Football Insider, Robinson said the Red Devils have paid the odds for Casemiro and Antony.

“It was once again a scattered approach on their part. I think Casemiro is a great player and will be for the next few years, but in a few years’ time, United will have a 33-year-old man at £350,000 a week. It is destroying the club of resources. No doubt about it, United have been put to ransom on Casemiro and Antony’s transfers,” Robinson said.

The former goalkeeper said that Antony is not a player of 85 million pounds.

“I covered the Eredivisie a lot last year. Antony is a great player, but he has never been so good in terms of goals and assists. He is by no means a £85 million player. United should have that position. The reason he was caught for the ransom, in which he found himself. He paid massively more for the players over the summer. The thing is, he still needs more,” Robinson said.

Antony made his scoring debut against Arsenal earlier this month.



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