Man Utd told to sign ‘new Cristiano Ronaldo’ with claims it ‘would be a good thing for him’

Joe Williams
Man Utd target Goncalo Ramos celebrates scoring

Kleberson thinks his former club Man Utd should sign Benfica striker Goncalo Ramos as they continue their search for a “guaranteed goalscorer”.

The Red Devils are on the lookout for a new striker in the January transfer window after Ronaldo left the club by mutual consent last month.

Ronaldo had been in the headlines all season and the airing of his controversial interview with Piers Morgan left the club and player realising he didn’t have a future at Old Trafford.

Since then, Man Utd have been compiling a list of possible transfers in January, while there have been reports that the Red Devils hierarchy have told Erik ten Hag that they can’t guarantee any new signings.

That could mean they could have to wait until the summer to see a new striker enter the building despite only having Marcus Rashford and injury-prone Anthony Martial as options.

PSV Eindhoven forward Cody Gakpo, Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic and Benfica’s Ramos have been three of the numerous names mooted ahead of the winter window.

Ramos has scored nine goals in 11 Portuguese top-flight matches this season and bagged a hat-trick for Portugal as they beat Switzerland in the World Cup last 16.

And former Man Utd midfielder Kleberson reckons the Portugal international is exactly what the Red Devils need as they look to add goals to their forward line.

Speaking to Ladbrokes (via The Metro), Kleberson said: “They still need to find the perfect way they want to play, because since Sir Alex Ferguson left, they’ve struggled with their identity.

“Under Ferguson, you knew exactly what you were getting, and the spine of his team was so important; a solid centre-back, a tough midfielder and a goalscorer.

“In my opinion, it’s that last area where they need to strengthen; they need someone who can come in and get goals.

“Even if it takes that player a little while to get used to whatever system the manager wants to play, they need a guaranteed goalscorer. Goncalo Ramos, the Portuguese kid, can be that guy.

“He’s really young, but he’s already shown us what he’s capable of, on the biggest stage of all at the World Cup, scoring a hat-trick against Switzerland.

“The way he plays, and how he moves and interacts with his teammates… he could be their new Cristiano Ronaldo. A move to United would be a good thing for him.”

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