Manchester United

'Signings like Ronaldo are not for trophies, they’re for clicks' - Former Palace owner blasts Man United

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored nine goals in 12 appearances since his return to Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo has scored nine goals in 12 appearances since his return to Manchester United / Clive Brunskill/GettyImages
facebooktwitterreddit

Former Crystal Palace owner, Simon Jordan has hit out at Manchester United's management, claiming that the Red Devils bought footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo in the summer for "clicks" instead of trophies.

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford in the summer after a gap of 12 years and the striker has lived up to the hype and his reputation, scoring nine goals in 12 appearances in all competitions so far. However, his form has not been matched by that of his other team-mates as United have struggled in the recent past under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Despite Ronaldo's goals, many believe that the 36-year-old has had a negative impact on the style and formation of the club and Jordan agrees with that standpoint.

“Signings like Ronaldo are not for trophies, they’re for clicks. Ronaldo is not going to win your trophies. He’s going to score lots of goals for United, in lots of games. But when it comes down to it, are United going to win leagues, win cups with Ronaldo? I don’t think so," he told talkSPORT.

United have lost six of their last 12 games in all competitions, which has led to increased pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer - with the Red Devils currently placed sixth in the Premier League table with 17 points from 11 games, five points behind fourth placed, Liverpool.

facebooktwitterreddit