The arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at Old Trafford mathematically makes Manchester United a candidate to win the Premier League again - it has not won it since 2013 - and, of course, the Champions League - a tournament that it has not won since 2008. The Manchester eleven barely has three Orejonas in its history (1968, 1999 and 2008).
United has spent about 145 million euros this season, counting the 20, more or less, of Cristiano; Sancho's 85 kilos; or the 40 that the US-owned entity paid to Real Madrid for Raphael Varane. What seems clear is that United already has everything to be a candidate. He has signed one of the best center-backs in the world, and he has Lindelöf on the bench; He also bought one of the best young wingers in the world (Sancho); and now about Cristiano Ronaldo.
Manchester United is not what it used to be. Villarreal was in charge of snatching the Europa League from the Red Devils in Poland, under the watchful eye of a Sir Alex Ferguson present at the Gdansk stadium. The team continues to extend its negative streak without lifting a cup, for the fourth year in a row.
And it is that the last title that the English giant raised was in 2017 under the command of José Mourinho, precisely the Europa League, after beating Ajax by 2 to 0. Nothing is the same since Cristiano Ronaldo and Sir Alex Ferguson left. In fact, United has not been able to lift any trophy of the Premier League, or the Champions League, so today, with its top figure returned, it will seek to take over everything.