Manchester United

Ed Woodward Tells Solskjaer That Man Utd Can't Afford Erling Haaland or Harry Kane But Can Sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo could move to Manchester United this summer
Cristiano Ronaldo could move to Manchester United this summer / Marco Rosi/Getty Images

Outgoing executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reportedly told Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that the club cannot afford to sign Erling Haaland this summer.

United are keen on beefing up their attacking options have been linked to Haaland since last the transfer window. The Red Devils have also been linked with a move for Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who revealed earlier this week that he wishes to leave the club in the summer.

However, according to the Athletic, Woodward has told Solskjaer that moves for either of the two players might be too expensive but potential transfers for Cristiano Ronaldo and Jadon Sancho are more financially viable options.

The Red Devils are exploring the possibility of bringing Ronaldo back from Juventus. The Portuguese has been linked with a move away from Turin, especially if Andrea Pirlo's side do not finish in the Serie A top four and therefore miss out on the Champions League next season.

United missed out on signing Sancho last summer after refusing to give in to Borussia Dortmund's £110m asking price. However, the Bundesliga giants have reportedly reduced his price tag to between £70-80m, which the Red Devils feel is highly realistic.