Manchester United Transfer News: Red Devils Must Make Deal for Cristiano Ronaldo

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistAugust 19, 2013

ROME - MAY 27:  Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United looks on during the UEFA Champions League Final match between Barcelona and Manchester United at the Stadio Olimpico on May 27, 2009 in Rome, Italy.  (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
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Manchester United have been looking to upgrade their roster, and they must become more aggressive if they are going to make a deal for Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Charles Perrin of the Daily Express reported over the weekend that the star player told Spanish newspaper AS is happy where he is and isn't looking to leave Madrid.

My contract renewal is not something that worries me at this point.These things develop naturally and sooner or later there will be clarity. Things are going well and my contract situation is not a problem for me. I am happy with the way things are going. It's not as if the world is coming to an end.

It doesn't look good for United, but they must not listen to what he is telling the paper. They must turn up their pursuit in order to have any chance of making a deal.

The forward is one of the top players in the world, so it is not a waste of time to try to convince him and Madrid to make a deal. Until he signs a new contract with the club, the Red Devils should keep an eye on him.

Paul Scholes retired after last season, and David Moyes has been trying to find a player to fill his spot. Ronaldo wouldn't fit the description, but it would be a message to the fans that the the team is committed to repeating as English Premier League champions.

Ronaldo has six goals and two assists in seven games this season, and he scored 62 goals with 14 assists last season.

He played in his 200th career game with Madrid on Sunday and has 201 goals with the club—that is an incredible total.

United fans have been waiting for Moyes to make a move. 

Standing still gives Manchester City and Chelsea the opportunity to challenge for the EPL title. 

Wayne Rooney, Robin van Persie and Shinji Kagawa are just a few of the talented players on the roster. Adding Ronaldo would almost be unfair.

A return to United would give fans one more reason to be excited about their squad. He would give them another way to score and put the Red Devils well above the rest of the EPL.

Moyes must find a deal that is too good for Madrid to refuse. Repeating is tough to do, but adding a superstar would help the club's chances tremendously.

The team has a need at midfield, but fans couldn't argue against signing Ronaldo.

Time is ticking for Moyes and United, so they must make a harder push for the superstar.


*All stats are courtesy of ESPN FC.