Adrien Rabiot has already issued verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of possible Man Utd reunion
Manchester United have been heavily linked with a move for Adrien Rabiot, and the midfielder may be well up for working with Cristiano Ronaldo again.
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Rabiot appears to be close to a move to United as Erik ten Hag pushes to improve his midfield this window.
United are desperate for more depth in midfield having lost Nemanja Matic and Paul Pogba over the summer.
The Red Devils have endured a slow summer so far, failing to land prime target Frenkie de Jong.
Rabiot, who is currently with Juventus, could be the answer, with just one year remaining on his current deal at Juve.
Should United pull off a deal, it would mean a reunion for Rabiot and Ronaldo, who worked together at Juventus.
There is uncertainty over Ronaldo’s future at Old Trafford currently, but it seems Rabiot would be keen to work with the Portuguese superstar again.
“Since working with Cristiano, he has demonstrated a great rigor in his daily work,” Rabiot said in May of 2021.
“It cannot be learned, it is a state of mind, a matter of will. This is what I get from him on a daily basis, this desire to stay focused on his athletic performance.
“At his age, he plays almost every game, which accumulates fatigue, a real energy expenditure and yet he always responds. His unwavering determination is exemplary.”
Rabiot and Ronaldo won a Serie A title, a Coppa Italia and an Italian Super Cup during their time together at Juve.
Ten Hag will be hoping they can become a winning partnership at Old Trafford, but keeping Ronaldo will be a big part of the battle.
The 37-year-old reportedly wants out this summer, with United maintaining their stance all summer that the player is not for sale.