Rangnick ‘losing patience’ with Ronaldo and wants to replace star with Osimhen

MANCHESTER UNITED boss Ralf Rangnick is reportedly ‘losing patience’ with striker Cristiano Ronaldo.

And Napoli star Victor Osimhen has been touted as a potential replacement.


Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly not impressing boss Ralf RangnickCredit: Rex
Victor Osimhen is reportedly on the radar for Manchester United


Victor Osimhen is reportedly on the radar for Manchester UnitedCredit: Rex

Ronaldo has scored just ONE goal in his last ten games and has often cut a frustrated figure up front.

And according to the Manchester Evening News, boss Ralf Rangnick has ‘major reservations’ about the 37-year-old leading the line next season.

Rangnick is expected to take on a two-year consultancy role at the end of the season.

But he is sure to prepare comprehensive reports on the squad for the new man – which could be bad news for Ronaldo.

Rangnick’s ‘patience is wearing thin’ with the Portuguese star, and he has already highlighted the need for fresh blood in the final third.

And Osimhen could be the man tasked with leading next season’s charge.


Italian journalist and Napoli expert Ciro Venerato has hinted that United have already made contact with the player’s club.

But United will have to find around £90million if they want to sign the 23-year-old Nigeria international.

And they could lock horns with Premier League rivals Arsenal in the chase, with the Gunners also desperate for striking reinforcements.

Tutto Napoli have reported that Osimhen ‘can leave Napoli at the end of the season’ – providing chairman Aurelio De Laurentiis’s valuation is met.

Ronaldo looked far from happy after failing to score in a dull 0-0 draw with struggling Watford at the weekend.

The crestfallen Portugal hero – who has previously stormed down the tunnel after matches this season – stood still on the pitch with his hands on his hips.

He wagged his head and spat out in anger to the turf.

Rangnick’s side mustered a total of 22 shots in the 90 minutes.

Yet just three of those were on target against Watford’s defence, supported by ex-United goalkeeper Ben Foster in the Hornets net.

Rangnick wants some new strikers to come into Old Trafford for next season


Rangnick wants some new strikers to come into Old Trafford for next seasonCredit: AFP

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