Cristiano Ronaldo could stay at Man United beyond the summer and Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has responded to the latest stories linking him with the Red Devils manager’s job
Manchester United are likely to be able to call upon Cristiano Ronaldo’s services next season as reports suggest he is determined to see out his contract at Old Trafford and play under the next permanent manager.
Who that person will be remains to be seen, as Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has spoken about reports linking him to fill the vacant position at United amid the ongoing uncertainty at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel was speaking ahead of Chelsea’s weekend fixture against Middlesbrough in the FA Cup and it wasn’t the first time he’s addressed his future in west London.
If Tuchel isn’t the next manager, Robbie Savage believes that his former club must follow the blueprint of rivals Liverpool and hire their own version of Jurgen Klopp.
Here are Mirror Football’s latest Manchester United headlines.
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Manchester United have been handed a boost with the news that talisman Cristiano Ronaldo will not be seeking an exit in the summer, even if the club misses out on qualifying for the UEFA Champions League next season.
Ronaldo returned to the club at the end of the summer transfer window in what was believed to be the missing piece of the puzzle as United attempted to turn last season’s second-place finish into a Premier League trophy a year later. However, the team have struggled to keep up with pace-setters Man City and Liverpool and now find themselves desperately hoping to finish inside the top four.
Rumours surfaced that a season without being in Europe’s premier cup competition would signal the end of Ronaldo’s United career but it seems that may not be the case.
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Tuchel gives job update
Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel has said that he ‘loves’ working at Chelsea as speculation continues to mount that he could be the next manager at Manchester United.
The Blues’ future is currently in turmoil after former owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the UK Government and forced to relinquish control. With the club themselves sanctioned, they are unable to sign players or offer new contracts to players and staff which has led to reports that United could steal the German away from west London.
But Tuchel has revealed that he is happy where he is and that ‘we have plenty of reasons to stay.’
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United need their Klopp
Since Sir Alex Ferguson left in 2003, Manchester United have had to sit back and watch as their rivals overtake them in terms of success both on and off the field.
One of those clubs is Liverpool, who have gone from strength to strength ever since Jurgen Klopp took over in 2015. His arrival has seen the club win the Premier League, UEFA Champions League, FIFA Club World Cup and this season the Carabao Cup – their success in the League Cup has them on course for the quadruple this season.
And Robbie Savage is of the opinion that United must follow Liverpool’s blueprint of success and find their own Klopp.
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