We can say that Manchester United is having a disastrous start to the season, to say the least. The Red Devils’ first two Premier League meetings ended in defeats, including a heavy 4-0 humiliation against Brentford. At the same time, Erik ten Hag is already being picked up by consultants and the English media, while the Cristiano Ronaldo file would create a bad atmosphere internally.
The Portuguese star still wants to leave Old Trafford. Nothing has changed, despite the reconciliation attempts initiated by the Mancunian leadership. The main concerned wants to leave for a club competing in the Champions League. And of course, it will have to be replaced. Several names have come out so far, such as Leroy Sané (Bayern) or Cody Gakpo (PSV).
A player from Atlético … to facilitate the departure of CR7 from the Colchoneros?
This Tuesday, the Spanish media Report reveals a new name. This is Matheus Cunha, the Atlético de Madrid striker. The 25-year-old Brazilian, who arrived in Spain a year ago, is one of the options that appeals most to the management of the Red Devils. His price has been set at 50 million euros by the Colchoneros according to the media, and even if the player feels good in Madrid, he does not close the door to a departure for the north of England.
Other Iberian publications, such as the SER padlock, confirm this interest but indicate that the people of Madrid do not want to negotiate and demand the amount of his release clause. Its amount has not been filtered, but it is well above the 50 million euros mentioned above. As a reminder, the Colchoneros had paid 30 million euros to recruit him, while competition is raging on the front of the attack of Atlético de Madrid this season, especially after Alvaro Morata’s double against Getafe on Monday evening. Note that a sale of the Brazilian could precisely facilitate the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo on the side of the Spanish capital.