LONDON: Paul Ince has questioned Manchester United’s move to sign Cristiano Ronaldo instead of trying to get Erling Haaland.
Red Devils icon Ronaldo, 37, returned to Old Trafford from Juventus in August but the Portuguese star failed to spark change at Manchester United with Ralf Rangnick’s side having the worst season in the club’s history.
Dortmund sensation Haaland has long been on United’s radar and they were able to get it last summer if they spent more when under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“When Ole took over the team, his target was to form a young squad but suddenly they brought in a 37-year-old.
“Why not get Haaland? You don’t need Ronaldo, but only because he’s going to Manchester City.
“In the beginning it was good because without Ronaldo, they would have been knocked out of the Champions League. They felt it was good for the club and the young players.
“But lately, his actions have kept rushing into the locker room, not appreciating the supporters, complaining – it’s not a good example.
“I’m also often frustrated but you have to drop it indoors, not in front of fans and cameras,” Ince said.
Ronaldo scored 14 goals before the new year but a goal drought in his last six appearances – the longest period since he has not scored in seven games for United in the 2008-09 season.
“He’s selfish – Ronaldo is about Ronaldo. If he doesn’t score, he won’t be happy.
“We can see when at Juventus, when he left the club, Giorgio Chiellini said they could be family again.
“It was supposed to be about Manchester United and the team but now it’s focused on Ronaldo,” the former United player said.