CRISTIANO RONALDO and Lionel Messi might sensationally proceed their rivalry subsequent season – within the Manchester derby.
Each superstars have been linked with strikes to England on the finish of the present marketing campaign.
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Ronaldo, 35, could make a shocking return to the crimson half of Manchester by heading again to Outdated Trafford whereas Messi, 33, stays a goal for Metropolis.
That might see two gorgeous entrance traces sq. off.
Ought to Sergio Aguero signal a brand new contract, it may very well be a entrance three of Messi, Aguero and Raheem Sterling in entrance of Kevin De Bruyne, Rodri and Phil Foden.
The City again 4 would seemingly stay related with Ederson shielded by Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias, Aymeric Laporte and Benjamin Mendy.
For United, it could be Ronaldo main the road, changing Anthony Martial, and supported by Marcus Rashford, Bruno Fernandes and Mason Greenwood.
Behind them Fred and Scott McTominay are forming a formidable partnership whereas Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Victor Lindelof, Harry Maguire and Alex Telles may very well be the again 4 if no new centre-back arrives.
Lastly, David De Gea and Dean Henderson look on the right track to proceed to battle it out for the spot between the sticks.
Juventus are keen to cash in before Ronaldo’s contract expires on the finish of the 2021-22 season and offload his £540,000-a-week wages.
Messi and Ronaldo’s battle to be topped the GOAT continues to rage on
Ronaldo is claimed to be ‘contemplating’ the provide, with Juventus ‘prepared to barter’ with United.
And Messi may very well be tempted right into a reunion with Pep Guardiola on the Etihad.
After virtually quitting Barcelona in the summertime following a serious fall-out with former president Josep Maria Bartomeu, the Argentine made a dramatic U-turn to honour the ultimate 12 months of his contract.
However his future past this season stays unclear and he might determine towards signing a brand new contract, as an alternative making himself a free agent as City look to splash the cash on his mammoth wages.
And will each transfers recover from the road, followers shall be handled to the subsequent instalment of their battle.
Messi and Ronaldo have faced off 33 times with the Barcelona nice successful 15, the Portuguese hero 9 and 9 attracts – the six-time Ballon d’Or winner additionally edges the objectives in these head-to-head matches by 21 to 18.
Ronaldo missed out on the prospect to face Messi for the primary time in a Juventus shirt final month after his positive Covid-19 test and subsequent self-isolation meant he was unavailable for the Champions League clash.
The pair taking part in collectively in England will solely add additional gasoline to the ongoing GOAT debate.
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