Manchester United want to sign Paulo Dybala and keep Cristiano Ronaldo

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Manchester United remain determined to keep Cristiano Ronaldo, despite being linked with free agent Paulo Dybala, according to Manchester Evening News.

Cristiano Ronaldo is keen on leaving Manchester United this summer and reports had suggested the Red Devils want to replace the 37 year old forward with Paulo Dybala.

Ronaldo told Manchester United last Saturday that he wants to leave the club after the failure to qualify for the Champions League next season.

Ronaldo has been linked with Chelsea, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid.

Ronaldo has a year remaining on the two-year deal he signed on his return to Old Trafford in 2021 and Manchester United insists he isn’t for sale.

While reports have claimed Manchester United want to sign Dybala as replacement for Ronaldo, Manchester United insists the club wants both players for next season.

Meanwhile, former Premier League midfielder Craig Burley has urged Manchester United to sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

Burley believes Manchester United should sell the 37 year old forward this summer.

“[Apparently] there will be a few tears shed in the Manchester United dressing room if Cristiano Ronaldo leaves… Really?” Burnley told ESPN FC.

“Trust me, the only tears shed will be from fans at the fact that half of these wannabees are at the club.

“The fact that he allegedly was a bit divisive last year on arrival at the club, I think that’s merely down to the fact that the standards were awful. I can understand that frustration.

“I think Manchester United have to get him out. He’s not the future. You can’t have a bad apple, a divisive player and one that doesn’t want to be there.

“You have new management, trying to build some new foundations. You can’t have that player. They’re going to have to find a way to get him out.

“The biggest mistake he made was walking into the club 12 months ago thinking they were moving forward.”