- Cristiano Ronaldo has been linked with a potential departure from Old Trafford during the January transfer window
- The forward, whose deal at Man United will expire at the end of the season, has endured a disastrous start to the new season
- Ronaldo's possible departure could see the Red Devils enter the transfer market to find his replacement
- Napoli star Victor Osimhen is believed to be among the players United could move for to replace the Portuguse star
Man United are projected to enter the market in the coming weeks as they shop for Cristiano Ronaldo's replacement.
The veteran forward could reportedly dump United during the January transfer window after falling down the pecking order under Erik ten Hag.
Ronaldo has barely featured for the Red Devils in the new season, with his latest snub coming during the Manchester derby on Sunday, where he was an unused substitute.
The 37-year-old is now said to be eyeing an Old Trafford exit in the next transfer window and hopes to use the World Cup as the stepping stone in his quest to find a top club to join.
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The former Real Madrid forward is understood to have unsuccessfully attempted to leave in the summer, with United failing to find a suitable suitor for him.
But with his departure imminent, United are expected to find an ideal replacement for him.
Who could Man United move for to replace Ronaldo?
According to the Daily Express, the Red Devils could have four options lined up to replace the Portuguese star.
Top on the list is Napoli superstar Victor Osimhen, who is a long-term transfer target for Man United.
Cristiano Ronaldo reacts hilariously after nutmegging Lisandro Martinez during Manchester United training
Osimhen was widely linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, but the transfer did not see the light of day.
Brentford's Ivan Toney could also be considered for the role, with the striker understood to be an option for the Red Devils.
PSV ace Cody Gakpo and Roma's Tammy Abraham complete the four-man shortlist of players who United could move for to fill Ronaldo's void.
Gakpo was targeted by United in the summer but opted to stay with the Dutch side this term.
Source: Sports Brief News