Manchester United Transfer Rumors: David Moyes Must Sign Cristiano Ronaldo

Alex BallentineFeatured ColumnistJune 10, 2013

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - JUNE 10:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Portugal celebrates his goal of Portugal during the international friendly match between Portugal and Croatia on June 10, 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.  (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)
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New Manchester United manager David Moyes will need more than one flashy signing to compare to former Red Devils manager Sir Alex Ferguson, but bringing Cristiano Ronaldo back to Old Trafford would certainly be a great start.

According to the Daily Record, United has Ronaldo on their radar and may bid up to £65 million for the Real Madrid striker. 

Moyes enters his first summer as the United manager with massive shoes to fill. Ferguson is one of the most prolific managers of all time. In 27 years with the club, he amassed 13 Premier League titles, five FA cups and 895 wins. He turned Manchester United into one of the most dominant organizations in all of sports.

Now Moyes is charged with the task of ensuring that the Red Devils remain the premier power in the EPL. 

The key to maintaining that excellence will be Moyes' ability to bring in top-flight talent. Convincing Ronaldo to rejoin the Red Devils after being away from Old Trafford for four seasons would be a great start.

Ronaldo is one of the best players in the world. He's coming off a year in which he scored 55 goals in 55 appearances, leading Real Madrid to a second-place finish in La Liga. He would also be the perfect solution to the potential issues that United could face this summer. 

The Red Devils already have an elite scorer in Robin van Persie. The 2012 addition scored 30 goals this season. However, they might be in need of an elite talent to play alongside their star. 

According to, forward Wayne Rooney is set on leaving United and has already scheduled meetings with two unnamed clubs. 

Despite fewer appearances than usual and a reduced role with the team, Rooney was second on the team in goals and first in assists. The Red Devils have plenty of firepower, but replacing him after nine seasons with the club will be difficult. 

Unless Ronaldo becomes a Red Devil once again. 

Signing Ronaldo would once again give United the best roster in the EPL, something that Ferguson did year-in and year-out. Now Moyes must prove that he can do the same.