Unhappy Ronaldo 7-2 for return to United

CRISTIANO RONALDO can be backed at 7-2 with bet365 to return to Manchester United by the end of the summer transfer window after reports claimed he wanted to quit Real Madrid.

Ronaldo is said to be upset after being accused of tax fraud in Spain, although it is worth remembering Lionel Messi threatened to depart Barcelona in 2014 in similar circumstances.

However, bet365 are taking Ronaldo’s threat seriously and make him 4-7 to remain at Madrid  with a switch to Paris St-Germain available at 7-1.

Ronaldo, 32, certainly would not be cheap for any suitors with a €1bn buyout clause and even if Real Madrid were flexible on such unrealistic numbers it would be incredibly expensive.

Spanish newspaper Marca suggested Ronaldo’s potential fee and wages would cost around €400m. A summer switch to China is available at 16-1 with Betfred and Hills.

Premier League new boys Brighton have broken their transfer record to sign goalkeeper Matt Ryan from Valencia.

Match in Focus

20:00 We 20Sep SKY

Man Utd v Burton

Home Win Draw Away Win
Key stats
  • United have conceded in just one of five league games
Expert verdict
Holders Manchester United have started the season in excellent form and the title-chasing Red Devils should have little trouble overcoming poor-travelling Burton in the third round of the League Cup at Old Trafford. Jose Mourinho fielded a strong team throughout last term’s competition, which saw his side oust Northampton, rivals Manchester City, West Ham, Hull and Southampton on their way to silverware. Burton have won just two of their last 12 league away games.

 

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