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Manchester United to concentrate on Alvaro Morata over Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United may have been alerted to the possible availability of Cristiano Ronaldo this summer, which is only the way they would be with the Portuguese forward having the ability to make any team much better. However, United should not sit and wait for something to develop in the Ronaldo saga as they could miss out on other targets. Jose Mourinho has been trying to sign Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata for the past few weeks. Real Madrid are said to want around £65 million price tag according to The Mirror, something which could be closer to the £78 million figure which was reported over the past few weeks. United need to bring in the target they need, rather than wait and be disappointed once again.

The Mirror suggest that Mourinho would rather concentrate on bringing original targets such as Morata to the Old Trafford club, rather than getting involved in the prospect of luring Cristiano Ronaldo back to the Theatre of Dreams. The Mirror suggest it could cost £175 million to sign Ronaldo, which with it being a massive transfer fee, the sponsorship and advertising could soon see the club recoup some of the money paid out and it would set another spell of interest amongst the clubs supporters, which would see tickets even for the less popular matches of the season sell out, which could be the same if Mourinho did conduct some good business anyway – but more people will be blinded by the appeal of Ronaldo once again.

Morata has been keen to leave the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, being somewhat of a peripheral figure at the club during the past season, coming off the bench more times than he actually started, scoring twenty goals for the club in their bid to lift the La Liga title and retain the UEFA Champions League trophy, becoming the first club to do that since the competition was rebranded when the Premier League era in England began. Morata signed for the Madrid club last summer after a clause was met and the club paid Juventus £26 million to re-sign their former player. Madrid president Florentino Perez has confirmed that no offers have been made for Morata this summer, which suggests that the media have been making things up with bid apparently being submitted.

“We haven’t received offers for anyone this summer. No one has offered us anything – not for Cristiano [Ronaldo], not [Alvaro] Morata – not James [Rodriguez]. We have a great team and, when the time comes, we will improve it.”

United do not need any distractions this summer. What they need to do is sign the players to improve the squad so Mourinho and his team can find the right formation, the strengths, weaknesses and find the best way to put United on the road to recovery in the Premier League where they will be expected to mount a title challenge over the likes of Chelsea this coming season. Mourinho knows what he is doing and I am sure he if wanted Ronaldo and he wanted United, there would be a quick deal going through, but like all the other times the player has been linked to United, it will end up with the player signing a new bumper contract, telling everyone how much he loves Madrid and how he wants to retire there. The boy who cried wolf only wants things that see him at the pinnacle of everyone’s interests and moving back to Manchester will not do that.

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