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Manchester United transfer news: Cristiano Ronaldo is about to join Liverpool; Newcastle United end their pursuit of Anthony Martial, etc.

Manchester United will look to secure all three points when they face Newcastle United Football Club in Monday. The Red Devils are currently sixth in the Premier League table, but have two games ahead of fourth-placed Arsenal.

Meanwhile, a former Liverpool manager said that Cristiano Ronaldo came close to joining the Red Devils in 2003. Elsewhere, Newcastle United ended their pursuit Anthony Martial.

On that note, here’s a look at the key Manchester United transfer stories for December 25, 2021.


Former Liverpool manager reveals Cristiano Ronaldo is close to joining the Red Devils

Phil Thompson has said that Cristiano Ronaldo was very close to joining Liverpool as a teenager.
Phil Thompson has said that Cristiano Ronaldo was very close to joining Liverpool as a teenager.

Former Liverpool manager Phil Thompson has said that Cristiano Ronaldo was very close to joining the Red Devils as a teenager. The Portuguese was eventually picked up by Manchester United as a teenager, and the rest is history.

However, if things had been different, Ronaldo could have worn the Liverpool shirt. The Portuguese is said to have agreed to join the Red Devils in 2003. Talk to The AthleticThompson recalls going to dinner with football agent Tony Henry, who said Ronaldo was one step away from joining the club.

“I can still remember Tony’s exact words. All very nice and relaxing. It’s £4 million, and it can be paid out over four years of his (Cristiano Ronaldo’s) contract, which is £1 million per year. That seems very reasonable. Then I asked about the salary, and Tony told me it was £1 million a year,” said Thompson.

However, with Liverpool, Sir Alex Ferguson did not know anything about his actions. The legendary coach convinces Ronaldo to move to Manchester United, much to Liverpool’s disappointment. Thompson said he heard the news while out to lunch.

“On Tuesday morning, we were having lunch at the training ground, and it showed up on Sky Sports with a yellow strap. Gerard and I almost choked on our food. I can remember Gerard jumping up and saying, ‘What the hell happened there?’ Thompson said.


Newcastle United end their pursuit of Anthony Martial

Newcastle United have ended their quest to sign Anthony Martial.
Newcastle United have ended their quest to sign Anthony Martial.

Newcastle United have ended their quest to sign Anthony Martial, according to Football Insider. The Frenchman has dropped orders since the arrival of Ronaldo this summer. The 26-year-old is keen to end his contract with the Red Devils in January.

The Magpies are interested in Martial, but do not want to pay the £6m loan fee United are demanding. Newcastle United are also on second thoughts due to the player’s recent poor form – without a goal in ten matches across competitions.


Sevilla joins race for Edinson Cavani

Sevilla have entered the race to sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United.
Sevilla have entered the race to sign Edinson Cavani from Manchester United.

Sevilla have entered the race to sign Edinson Cavani, according to Mundo Deportivo. The Uruguayan’s current contract with United will end next summer. The 34-year-old has been a peripheral figure to the team this season, and the Reds are unlikely to offer him a new deal.

🛑 Edinson Cavani has asked to leave Manchester United and is waiting for Barça to reconfirm their interest in signing him for a season and a half. He has important offers but has put everything on hold to wait for a chance to play at Camp Nou [sport] https://t.co/0UOhWtu8l1

Cavani has previously been courted by Barcelona, ​​but the Blaugrana are focused on other targets at the moment. Sevilla have contacted United about a possible move for the Uruguayan in January. However, the 34-year-old would prefer a move to the Camp Nou, even though he is no longer a priority for Barcelona.


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