Sorry Manchester United fans but it looks like the world’s two best players will be gracing the pitch at Old Trafford for one night only as Argentina and Portugal are set to face each other in an international friendly.
With United choosing to splash the cash since the former Netherlands tactician Louis van Gaal took over the managerial hot seat after David Moyes’ disastrous reign, fans have long been clamouring for the return of Cristiano Ronaldo with the Red devils financial hierarchy beginning to crunch the numbers,
With two years left on the 29 year old’s five year deal it is believed that Man Utd will have to pay in excess of £140 million for the Portuguese superstars signature with wage demands reportedly at a staggering £380k per week.
This would undoubtedly make him the top earning play at United with Wayne Rooney earning £300k, Robin Van Persie £250k and Colombian loan arrival Radamel Falcao at £280k.Still, any decision to sell Ronaldo back to the club which he left five years ago would have to be undertaken by Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez. Known as the man credited for creating Los Galácticos, it’s highly unlikely that a decision to sells arguably the world’s greatest player will be popular with fans at Santiago Bernabéu.
Argentina are currently looking to set up another European Venue for a friendly match this year with La Albiceleste meeting Hong Kong on October the 15 as part of their Asian Tour.
Portugal are no stranger to friendly matches in England, having played Brazil at Arsenal’s Emirates stadium back in 2007.
TL;DR – Manchester United Fans probably won’t get Ronaldo, should go and watch the friendly instead.