English Premier League side, Manchester United is exploring opportunities to sign a new striker to replace departed Portuguese star, Cristiano Ronaldo.
The move was confirmed in an interview with newsmen by the club manager, Erik Ten Hag.
Naija News reports following an explosive interview with veteran journalist, Piers Morgan in which Ronaldo accused the club’s management of betraying him and also revealed that he does not respect Ten Hag as a manager, the striker’s contract was terminated.
Asked by journalists during a recent interview if United were in the market for a new striker, Ten Hag said yes but added that they would only spend in the market if they got the right player.
He said: “Yes, but only when we find the right player.”
It Was My Biggest Ambition
Portugal striker, Cristiano Ronaldo has said that the 2022 World Cup in Qatar may be his last after his country’s world cup loss to Morocco on Saturday.
Naija News reports that the Portuguese team suffered a shock 1-0 defeat in the hands of the African team.
Morocco made history by becoming the first African nation to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup following Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Portugal courtesy of a 43rd-minute goal from Youssef En-Nesyri.
But for Ronaldo, the loss was a heavy blow to his long-term ambition to win the World Cup.
After the loss which forced his team to exit the World Cup, Ronaldo cried while leaving the pitch to the dressing room.
In a statement released on his Facebook on Sunday, the legend said, “Winning a World Cup for Portugal was the biggest and most ambitious dream of my career. Fortunately, I won many titles of international dimension, including Portugal, but putting our country’s name on the highest foot in the World was my biggest dream.
“I fought for it. I fought hard for this dream. In the 5 appearances, I scored in World Cups over 16 years, always by the side of great players and supported by millions of Portuguese, I gave my all. Leave it all out on the field. I never turned my face to the fight and I never gave up on that dream.
“Sadly yesterday the dream ended It’s not worth reacting to heat. I just want you all to know that much has been said, much has been written, much has been speculated, but my dedication to Portugal has not changed not for a moment. I was always one fighting for the objective of all and I would never turn my back on my colleagues and my country.”
He, however, appreciated his supporters hoping that the future would be fair to him.