21 Feb 2022 | 22:43 | Football
Man Utd and Cristiano Ronaldo both have big decisions this summer as to whether CR7 will stay at the club for another season. If Ronaldo leaves, the Red Devils could switch to a more flexible attacking style of play, and one player they could sign is Christian Nkunku. Last week, ESPN reported that interim manager Ralf Rangnick – who will be Man Utd’s adviser next season – introduced Nkunku to the club.
Anyway, the Old Trafford team still needs a new striker regardless of Ronaldo’s future , because Edinson Cavani will leave, Anthony Martial is likely to also leave Man Utd, while Mason Greenwood’s future has become uncertain. gloomy.
Nkunku is not a striker, but he can still lead RB Leipzig’s attack and can also play on the wing as well as a No. 10. Nkunku headed home Thursday night’s 2-2 draw. RB Leipzig in Europa League against Real Sociedad. Over the weekend he continued his impressive form and showed why Man Utd should pay attention to him, with another outstanding performance in the Bundesliga.
Nkunku scored twice, including one from the penalty spot after bringing home the penalty kick himself, bringing his tally to 13 in the Bundesliga this season. Not only that, Nkunku also created five scoring opportunities in RB Leipzig’s 6-1 win away from Hertha Berlin. The Frenchman completed 94% of his passes, and he could have scored a hat-trick had he not been substituted in the 69th minute.
On all fronts, Nkunku has scored 22 goals this season and also has 10 assists. It’s a remarkable achievement at this stage of the season for a player who can add so much to the Old Trafford side.
Leipzig’s win also saw another impressive performance from another Man Utd target, Amadou Haidara. The Times reports that Haidara has been a priority target for the club under Rangnick, but his £33m release clause could only be activated in the summer of 2022.
Haidara dominated the midfield area in front of Hertha. He touched the ball 104 times, more than any other player on the field. He created two scoring opportunities and scored once.
The Reds scouts will probably be impressed with both players, whom Ralf Rangnick knows well and appreciates. The final transfer decision will be with the next manager, however, Man Utd will not be wrong if they sign Nkunku or Haidara this summer.