Manchester United must avoid signing Cristiano Ronaldo

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Cristiano Ronaldo to Manchester United is the dream transfer of every Red Devils fan.

The return of their famed No. 7 is surely considered to be the Holy Grail of transfers in the present day. But would the Portuguese star's return to Old Trafford be the best thing for Manchester United?

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Huge transfer fee and wages

First of all, there's his transfer fee. The rumoured £76 million is just too much for a player who will soon be on the wrong side of 30. Such a fee would've been realistic when he was leaving United for Real Madrid, but not the other way round.

Then there's his wage structure. One can surely expect a temperamental player like Ronaldo to expect premium wages. And with players like Rooney, Falcao, Van Persie and Di Maria around also expecting the best of the best in terms of their pay package, United's wage structure will skyrocket sooner rather than later.

Team chemistry

That also brings us around to team chemistry. Given the formation and the style of play that Louis van Gaal is trying to implement at Manchester United, where do people expect Ronaldo to play when you've already got plenty of strikers and playmakers?

Finally there is the question about whether a attacking player is really required at United. Surely a more thoughtful decision on Van Gaal's part would be bringing in a top and reputed defensive midfielder or centre-back whose need is clear for all to see.

United need strengthening in other areas

Manchester United need a William Carvalho or Mats Hummels, not another No. 7.

Believe me when I say I'm a huge Ronaldo and Manchester United fan. But given the position the Red Devils are in, I would be happy if he didn't return to Old Trafford - at least in the near future.

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