Cristiano Ronaldo’s future uncertain as manager Ralf Rangnick admits it’s ‘obvious’ Manchester United need the ‘best possible centre-forward’, with Harry Kane and Erling Haaland among the candidates


Cristiano Ronaldo’s future at Manchester United is in question after Ralf Rangnick admitted the Premier League club must prioritize signing the “best possible striker” this summer.

The 37-year-old has failed to score in his last five games and reports suggest he could leave Old Trafford this summer.

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Ronaldo is having one of the worst goal droughts of his career

According to The Sun, the Portuguese star is considering ending his two-year contract after feeling disappointed with the situation at United.

With Edinson Cavani set to leave the club when his contract expires in June, caretaker boss Rangnick admits the club will prioritize signing a new striker this summer.

When asked if the club would need a younger striker for the next term, Rangnick said: “It’s obvious.

“Edinson’s contract expires this summer and the club need the best possible centre-forward.

” It is obvious. I think everyone is aware of that. »

Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and Tottenham striker Harry Kane have been mooted as potential options, both of whom would threaten Ronaldo’s place in the squad.

Kane has been linked with a move to United

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Kane has been linked with a move to United

Haaland will be available for £63million when his release clause is activated next summer

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Haaland will be available for £63million when his release clause is activated next summer


Rangnick, who worked with Haaland at RB Salzburg, will have influence as a consultant at Old Trafford at the end of his short-term tenure as manager, while Kane could become a target if the former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino, is nominated.

However, former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino insists the Red Devils’ lack of goals is a deeper issue than Ronaldo.

He told talkSPORT: “First of all you have to be clinical and I wouldn’t associate that with some of the strikers they’ve had.

“I don’t think Sancho played well enough or was clinical enough when given the chance.

“I think Ronaldo is strange because we know how clinical he can be, but it’s really hard to attribute a lot of problems to him.

“Cavani hasn’t scored enough, even though he’s injured, so you go to Rashford.

“Also look at their midfield. It’s a big thing for me. I don’t see any goals in their midfield.

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