The Red Devils need all 3 points against the Bees to keep their hopes up in the top 4 in the Premier League. Currently in seventh place, they are six points behind fourth-placed West Ham, but have two games in hand.
On that note, here’s a look at the key Manchester United transfer stories for January 17, 2022.
Cristiano Ronaldo criticized for choosing teammates
BBC Sport pundit Garth Crooks has criticized Cristiano Ronaldo for his behavior towards teammates.
The Portuguese recently rebuked United’s youngsters in an interview with Sky Sports. It did not go down well all quarters, with many calling the 36-year-old too critical.
Scammers are part of that group and there are some strong words for Ronaldo in the BBC’s Team of the Week column.
“Ronaldo has expressed concern about the attitudes of some of his teammates and thinks it needs to be better for United to be successful this term. I couldn’t agree more – and it should start with him,” Crooks wrote.
“Since his return to Old Trafford, the Portugal international has behaved like a donut. He may be the star of the show, but the constant waving in the air when events don’t go his way – an indication of the groans and lamentations of the crowd involved United’s failures were all due to his teammates and had nothing to do with him. he’s – is upset,” Crooks continued.
Crooks advises the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to work with his teammates when the situation turns tough.
Crooks added: “Ronaldo has always looked perfect on the pitch but sometimes, especially when things are going badly, he has to get himself into the tough times.
Manchester United start negotiations for Amadou Haidara
According to journalist Jonathan Shrager, Manchester United have started negotiations with RB Leipzig for Amadou Haidara.
The Red Devils are hungry to strengthen their midfield this month. Interim manager Ralf Rangnick has identified Haidara as the perfect fit for his system at Old Trafford.
Rangnick wants to bring in Haidara to solve his midfield problems. Negotiations are in their infancy, but the Premier League giants could finalize a deal for the player before the end of the month. Haidara is currently playing against Mali at AFCON.
The Red Devils want £15m for Phil Jones
Manchester United made a bid of £15 million for Phil Jones, according to The Daily Star. The 29-year-old has only appeared in the league once in the past two years. His current contract is expected to expire next year, but the Red Devils are poised to discount him this month.
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Jones has a history of injury-related problems, and is not part of his future plans at Old Trafford. However, his asking price as well as his £100,000 weekly salary could be deal-breakers in any possibility of leaving the club.
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