Glazers ‘would gladly’ get rid of Ronaldo’s salary

The Glazer family would happily let Cristiano Ronaldo go this summer due to his huge wages.

Cast your mind back to last summer and how delighted we all were that Cristiano Ronaldo was coming home.

The Portugal superstar snubbed Manchester City and was heading to Old Trafford after over a decade away. He’d start like a house on fire, scoring goals for fun and leading our line brilliantly.

Sadly, that form was short-lived. Ronaldo is now looking every bit a 37-year-old in the toughest league within our sport. He’s still got plenty of upside, particularly when in the box and staring down on goal. However, his overall game is not what it once was.

That does beg the question whether United would be better off without Ronaldo. It would mean investing in that area of the field this summer, though, as we’re already looking thin on the ground up top.

Well, the view of the powers-that-be is somewhat surprising. Journalist Stefano Benzi believes that there would be an easy path to the MLS for Ronaldo, where he could link up with Miami FC and David Beckham…

He’d go as far as saying that the Glazers would ‘gladly get rid’ of the key star, because they want his massive wages off the books. Honestly, I can get aboard that given how much money he takes home every week.

“From my American correspondence I learned that there’s already the replacement of Gonzalo Higuain who could be none other than Cristiano Ronaldo,” said Benzi on CMIT TV, per Sport Witness.

“There’s a lot of negotiations underway to bring him to MLS, it would be a welcome destination not only for the player, who would have been convinced to leave Europe.

“There’s an important possibility of going to Miami with David Beckham, who has preferential channels with Manchester United. The Americans who manage the Red Devils would gladly get rid of Ronaldo’s salary.”

“In the USA he’d earn a lot, more as a testimonial than by playing football. It’d be perfect for him, for his wife, for his children. Two years in America for Ronaldo are a business of 50-60-70 million dollars a year, not to mention that in November he’ll go to the World Cup. He does the whole season with United, MLS play-offs, then he’d go to the World Cup and at that point he’ll decide what to do.”

Ronaldo seems like he wants to remain a Red Devil and finish the job – sure, those wages help. However, if he can get a similar sort of paycheque over in America, while being the number one star in the MLS, he’d be daft to not consider it.

If we’re being honest with ourselves, is Ronaldo worth it? Based on recent performances, probably not. That’s because the pieces around him just aren’t good enough to take this side to where they want to be – and Ronaldo’s window is closing pretty quick as we’ve seen.

If all that we needed was an elite level finisher then Ronaldo would be ideal. Sadly, we’re way off it in pretty much every area of the field. Ronaldo knows that more than anyone and I’d be surprised if he doesn’t think about moving on this summer – particularly with no Champions League football on offer.

Should Man United really let Ronaldo leave? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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