Manchester United look to be already making plans for life after Cristiano Ronaldo.
CR7 was brought back to Old Trafford during the summer. But at 36 (now 37), there were reservations over how smart a move that actually was on Manchester United’s part.
For many it was seen as more of a cheap publicity stunt and one that only happened so the Portuguese would not join United’s city rivals.
And, so far, the decision to bring Ronaldo back to Manchester United looks to have been a poor one.
The ageing forward has never been known for his work off the ball, but, if the goals are flowing, teams can make an exception for one top-quality star’s lack of pressing.
Ronaldo, though, is not working hard off the ball and is now also not scoring goals.
The former Real Madrid man has scored just one goal in his last 10 outings across all competitions and matched an unwanted personal record recently: