EPL: Arsenal Told To Sign Cristiano Ronaldo From Manchester United
Ace British journalist, Piers Morgan has urged the Arsenal hierarchy to sign Cristiano Ronaldo from Manchester United this summer.
Morgan said he has personally asked Portugal internationals to swap Old Trafford for the Emirates.
The outspoken TV host, who is a diehard Arsenal fan says the football superstar is not given the right respect in Manchester United’s ‘arrogant’ dressing room.
He said the former Real Madrid and Juventus superstar would be better off helping the Gunners return to their rightful place in the Premier League title race.
The Dutch boss is facing a big rebuilding job at Old Trafford, similar to the one faced by Mikel Arteta at the Emirates Stadium.
With big wins over Chelsea and Manchester United, the Gunners are firmly in the hunt for a top-four finish.
Morgan believes a stunning move for Ronaldo would be the perfect addition to help the young Gunners return to the top.
Morgan said: “When it comes down to money and owners and riches and banking, we’ve got the richest of all of them.
“Do you know what I’d do if I was Arsenal manager? I’d go in, get Cristiano Ronaldo and put him upfront.
“I’ve had this conversation with him last week. I said ‘come to Arsenal’.
“The Arsenal and Manchester United thing is very interesting. On paper, United have far more talented players and far more experienced, talented players but they don’t have the right attitude.
“The mental attitude is shocking. Whatever is going on in that club…if they didn’t have Ronaldo in the team they wouldn’t be winning, whereas Arsenal has young, hungry, really promising guys who have a great attitude. People like [Bukayo] Saka, [Emile] Smith Rowe, [Kieran] Tierney and all of these guys.
“That’s what’s encouraging. If you combined the United talent with our mentality then both clubs would be sorted.
“I’m not even joking. I’d love to bring Cristiano Ronaldo to Arsenal. If he’s not going to stay at United, I’d take him in a heartbeat.
“I watched that game at the weekend and he was the best player on the pitch.
“As a striker, when you watch Ronaldo’s movement and his goalscoring record at 37, I’d put Ronaldo at the front and let these kids learn from him.”
Morgan added: “There’s a brilliant story from Saturday. I walked into this box and there is Dennis Bergkamp, my all-time Arsenal hero.
“I was telling Dennis about how Thierry Henry always gets annoyed when I say that Dennis is my number one when there’s a tap on my shoulder and it’s Thierry!
“I found myself doing a picture with the two of them, then I went down and saw that Arsenal released some footage of them talking to Smith Rowe and Saka and you could see the awe in those young guys’ faces.
“I don’t feel like there’s that respect from those young guys at United for Ronaldo.
“I think that the egos are writing cheques that the lack of trophies doesn’t crash, and my message to those young United stars is that you’re talented, but your egos are out of control and you should be begging Ronaldo for advice.