Erik ten Hag has been consistent that he wants to strengthen his attacking options. He’s reference it again today, speaking about how intensive his system is and how he is going to need all of the bodies.
If Ronaldo leaves, do they have enough bodies in attack? That’s not even factoring in the goals, obviously he was their top scorer last season.
People always reference that the season before United collectively scored more goals without Ronaldo than last season with him there. But that’s negating the fact that the goals from Cavani and Mason Greenwood are no longer there.
So who is getting your goals if Ronaldo leaves? You’re not just short of numbers, you’re short of that guaranteed bank of goals.
The other part of this is – were they better off relinquishing him earlier and getting someone more tailor-made for what they want?
At the moment, you’ve got Antony coming in you want him to hit the ground running and get you goals, Anthony Martial has injury issues, Marcus Rashford has issues with form, confidence and fitness. So I’m just looking at it and thinking, where is United’s consistent source of goals going to come from?”