Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi They were the protagonists of the last days of last summer with one of the most convulsive transfer markets in history. The Portuguese put end to its routes through European clubs and decided to return to the place where it all began: Manchester United. The Argentine executed the road in reverse: He left his house and launched himself in search of a new adventure at the age of 34.
Two world stars in search of new challenges and titles. For now the play has not gone as expectedbut a new year is presented to both of them, with different plans, projects more in their style and more established in their clubs.
Messi: the cornerstone after the goodbye of Mbappé
The Argentine has had a difficult season in his first year at Paris Saint Germain. He arrived in Paris just in time to prepare and it was not until November when he chained more than two games in a row. Then the coronavirus blocked the progression after the Christmas break and since then he has played practically everything except the last game against Monaco due to flu. Beyond the injuries Messi has tried to fight against the change of style What does PSG mean compared to Barcelona? One more game on the counterattack has left a Leo more assistant than scorer (11 assists and 7 goals). In other words, Messi has been more of a gregarious and next year the executor Messi is sought.
Mbappé’s departure to Real Madrid will undoubtedly PSG openly recognizes that the Argentine is the cornerstone of the project. In fact, the continuity of Neymar is not guaranteed either. As AS has learned, PSG indirectly presses for the Brazilian to look for a way out after seeing that he does not finish exploding in the French capital and receives the highest salary in the workforce.
All to Zidane
Leo’s new life won’t just happen by waving the flag after the exits of other stars. The club has in mind a complete restructuring. For now, Al-Khelaïfi will continue to lead under the orders of Qatar, but Leonardo is not so clear that he will suffer the same fate. The future is worse Pocehttino, who will come out at the end of the season at the latest. This is where it comes into play PSG’s first big plan: convince Zidane. With the Frenchman, Leo will also breathe as the former Real Madrid coach’s football is not based as much on the counterattack as Pochettino’s. The first big task will be to convince Zidane, which will not be easy due to his past in Marseille. And once that great challenge has been achieved, the new players of the ‘Zizou’ cut will arrive, who will marry more with Messi’s style.
Cristiano and Luis Enrique?
Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to continue at Manchester United next season and fulfill the remaining year of his contractAs As already announced on March 17. Despite speculation about his future, even linking him to Porto (“impossible” option, according to his surroundings), the departure of Ralf Rangnick and the promise to build a winning project around him excite the Portuguese crack.
In this sense, United works in the signing of Harry Kane to form a lethal attacking tandem. The coach who will occupy the bench at Old Trafford is also key. In English bookmakers the favorite is Erik Ten HagAjax manager. However, Cristiano would like the chosen one to be Luis Enrique.
The winning style and personality of the national coach have captivated the Portuguese. In November Luis Enrique was already asked for this fact, but he took it as a joke and in this last break he has not left anything clear about his future. Now rumors are beginning to emerge about a possible departure of the Asturian from the National Team. This fact could be related to a presumed interest of United. Even the president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, has had to respond to these rumours, assuring that there is an agreement for the coach to continue until the World Cup in Qatar.