Man Utd Line Up Two Signings In Wake Of Ronaldo’s Juventus Move

Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo celebrate after winning La Liga.

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Man Utd are eyeing moves for Gareth Bale and Mario Mandzukic following Cristiano Ronaldo’s Juventus switch.

Ronaldo has left Real Madrid in one of the biggest shocks of this summer. The Portuguese captain decided it was time to end his nine-year stay at the Spanish club and move to Serie A champions Juventus.

Everyone thought that a Manchester United return would be on the cards, but Jose Mourinho wasn’t interested in bringing the 33-year-old back to Old Trafford this summer.

A report in the Express suggests the United gaffer is, instead, looking to sign two players who could be available due to Ronaldo’s move to Juventus.

Manchester Evening News believes the Red Devils are plotting moves for Gareth Bale and Mario Mandzukic this summer. The Welsh International has been high on Manchester United‘s transfer wishlist since quite a while, including this summer.

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Bale’s two goals at the Champions League finals ensured that they beat Liverpool to win their third consecutive title. But in the post-match interview, the Welshman revealed that he is uncertain about his future with Los Blancos.

The wide-man is set to have showdown talks with Madrid’s new boss, Julen Lopetegui. If he fails to get an assurance of regular playing time, the 28-year-old is likely to leave the Spanish capital to become Mourinho’s big money summer signing.

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M.E.N. have revealed that Mario Mandzukic could also join the Red Devils in this transfer window. The Croatian striker is set to fall even lower down the pecking order at Juventus after Ronaldo’s arrival.

Manchester United have been eyeing a backup for Romelu Lukaku for a while, as Marcus Rashford failed to fill in the boots when he got the opportunity towards the latter stages of last season, forcing Mourinho to look into the market this summer.

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