The month-long World Cup break is now underway, and many of the Red Devils stars are in Qatar representing their nations. Cristiano Ronaldo is one of those players, but for how long he will be a United player is another question after his controversial interview on the eve of the World Cup break. Speculation surrounding Ronaldo’s future is likely to continue over the coming weeks. In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Old Trafford.
De Jong speaks
United were heavily linked with a move for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong in the summer, with their efforts to land the midfielder coming up short.
And it seems any attempts to land the Dutchman this winter are likely to go the same way, with de Jong all-but ruling out a transfer.
He told De Telegraaf: “I am very happy in Barcelona. When I play it’s great and in terms of living here life is perfect. I see myself at Barcelona for as long as possible. I personally hope for another eight or 10 years.”
There have been rumours over the weekend of Cristiano Ronaldo being offered back to Real Madrid, but it seems those reports could be wide of the mark.
“I’ve seen reports from the Spanish press about Cristiano Ronaldo being offered to Real Madrid,” Fabrizio Romano has said. “I’ll be looking into this, but at the moment I don’t have this information about Ronaldo and Real Madrid, while Carlo Ancelotti has also stated many times that they’re not going sign players in January.
“At the moment, there are no negotiations ongoing – we will see.”