Neville still has concern, despite naming best Man Utd front three with Ronaldo
The Red Devils now have numerous alternatives upfront after a successful summer transfer window. After a lengthy and intense hunt, Jadon Sancho’s arrival from Borussia Dortmund appeared to be the lone addition upfront. However, in an unexpected turn of events last Friday, United seized on the opportunity to re-sign Ronaldo.
As a result of the 36-year-old signing a two-year contract, United allowed Daniel James to join Leeds.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, according to Neville, should start Greenwood and Cavani with Ronaldo.
‘I don’t think United will have to change anything as a result of his coming,’ the analyst told Sky Sports News.
‘I like Edinson Cavani, so it’s a question of whether they can play either-or or both.
‘They’ve struggled in their two away games so far, but they have a bunch of players who can go and win a match in a flash.’ His [Ronaldo’s] eagerness and will to score goals is unrivaled.’
Greenwood has been the most consistent United attacker this season. In three Premier League games, he has three goals.
However, Martial and Cavani are still working on their fitness, while Sancho made his debut against Wolves on Sunday. Rashford is out for the season due to a shoulder injury.
Despite the potential of the foursome becoming fully operational, Neville is skeptical that United will be able to win the championship. Chelsea has re-signed Romelu Lukaku and added Saul Niguez, while Manchester City has signed Jack Grealish.
Neville is skeptical about Ronaldo’s ability to lead Manchester United.
‘The major issue is whether it will be enough to win the championship.’ ‘I don’t think so; the Premier League is at its strongest since the mid-2000s,’ the commentator continued.
‘People will look at a young Cristiano and remember how he used to defeat five or six people in wide spaces, but he’s now more efficient.’
‘If Manchester United Superstar and former Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo been there eight years ago, he would still be regarded as a world-class player.’ His movement in the box, ability to score goals, calmness in front of goal, and taking opportunities continue to elevate him to world-class status – and he is far from done.’
On Wednesday evening, Ronaldo surpassed the men’s international goalscoring record, scoring a brace in Portugal’s 2-1 World Cup qualifying win against Ireland to reach 110 goals for his country.