RONALDO is an absolutely crap transfer for Manchester United who’ve proved what a total desperate mess they are, as fans of other teams explain:
Steve Malley, Manchester City fan
Ronaldo? We were willing to take a chance on him on a free, as a squad striker for cup games or when Gabriel Jesus needed a rest, but he’s past it. Look at last season with Juventus – won bugger all, and scored a pathetic 36 goals in all competitions. He might get a consolation strike against Norwich.
Norman Steele, Tottenham Hotspur fan
We didn’t even enter the bidding for Ronaldo and that tells you something. It’s purely a commercial move for Man U and it’ll backfire, because he’s too old so kids can’t relate to him so he won’t even sell any shirts. Poor business pure and simple. Prelude to bankruptcy, that is.
Sue Traherne, Chelsea fan
I actually feel sorry for United that they’ve done this. It’s like when middle-aged bald blokes buy sports cars. Solskjær’s only there because of his goal in 1999 and Ronaldo’s only there because of his goal in 2008. A nostalgia signing. Pitiful. It’s a shame to see, and that still counts even if they beat us.
Jordan Gardner, Millwall fan
You don’t want a prancing show-pony, not when you’re a real fan. You want a shaven-headed hard nut who isn’t afraid to take pricks like that out and stand roaring over their broken, vanquished body while the referee gives them a well-deserved red card. Skill’s overrated in the modern game.
Emma Bradford, Norwich fan
My mate down the pub said he was actually offered to us first, because he loves the landscape of the Anglia area, but we turned him down. He’s too arrogant and it damages team spirit. We’d have done worse with him in the side, just like United will. We dodged a bullet by signing Milot Rashica instead.