As Cristiano continues to screw over his teammates, fans and manager by not so subtly orchestrating a move to Real Madrid, Sir Alex looks to a new hero to fill the Portuguese traitorous boots!
Manchester United have put Germany’s Euro 2008 winger Bastian Schweinsteiger at the top of their hit-list to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.
Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to pounce for the Bayern Munich star if Real Madrid win the titanic tussle for Portuguese ace Ronaldo – but could face competition from Chelsea.
£12m-rated Schweinsteiger, 24, has the kind of experience and top-class pedigree that United will need if they lose Ronaldo to his “dream club,” and contact has already been made at the highest level, The People says.
Schweinsteiger, who was also on Chelsea’s radar under Avram Grant’s management and is still interesting the Londoners, would be able to move relatively cheaply. (Lancashire Evening Post)
Some have stated that Bastian would be priced a little higher than in this report at around £15m, either way it’s a fee that Manchester United can more than afford if they do have to offload they’re Portuguese international. The Bayern Munich man seems keen to leave the Bundesliga and a move to Old Trafford would be practically impossible for any player to turn down. The German has turned in some great performances in the Euro and has been one of the stars of the tournament. Do United fans feel Schweinsteiger could be the perfect antidote to a Ronaldo exit or are they’re other players on the market worth investing in?