Manchester United's stance on Cristiano Ronaldo transfer after star's Euro 2020 reminder

Cristiano Ronaldo reminded viewers of his class in Portugal's Euro 2020 opener.


Cristiano Ronaldo made more history on Tuesday evening as he played a starring role in Portugal's 3-0 win over Hungary in Budapest. Portugal scored three goals in the final 10 minutes to start their Euro 2020 campaign in fine fashion, and Ronaldo provided two of them.

The 36-year-old's late brace edged him past Michel Platini to become the top goalscorer in European Championship history with 11 goals.

Hungary largely frustrated Portugal in front of a capacity Puskas Stadium crowd before Raphael Guerreiro prodded them ahead in the 84th minute.

Ronaldo doubled the lead three minutes later from the penalty spot before rounding off a superb team move in stoppage time to make it 3-0.

Amid speculation he's eyeing a move away from Juventus this summer, his latest performance would've dumped fuel onto the fire.

Ronaldo's display against Hungary was just another reminder in a never-ending conveyor belt that he can still produce brilliance at the highest level.

However, according to a Manchester Evening News report earlier this month, Ronaldo is not a target for Manchester United in the current transfer window.

Although Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to admire the four-time Ballon d'Or winner, the pursuit of his services is reportedly unlikely.

Instead, the MEN state United are keen to press on with completing deals for two priority positions instead - centre-back and right-wing.

Real Madrid's Raphael Varane is reportedly Solskjaer's first-choice option to partner with Harry Maguire next season.

Villarreal's Pau Torres and Sevilla's Jules Kounde are other names said to be on the Norwegian boss' shortlist.

In attack, United's long-standing interest in Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho is looking like it will finally reach its climax this summer.

The Red Devils are moving quickly and have already had a £67million bid for the 21-year-old rejected.

It is believed the two clubs are around £11m apart in terms of Sancho's valuation, but there is confidence that they will finally agree on a deal in the coming months.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Portugal's Euro 2020 opener.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice in Portugal's Euro 2020 opener. (Image: GETTY)

United fans have given the Ronaldo links a mixed reception, but not because of what he'd bring on the pitch.

The Juventus ace would likely demand a salary that would instantly make him the club's top earner.

His arrival would be going against the transfer philosophy United have abided by with Solskjaer at the helm.

Players like Romelu Lukaku and Alexis Sanchez on monumental wages have left to balance the club's wage structure, so breaking the bank to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford would make little sense.

However, his display against Hungary proved that perhaps he'd be worth every penny.

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