‘If we had signed Ronaldo we would have won the league!’: Piers Morgan claims Arsenal should have signed the Portuguese superstar after he left Man United… and insists the Al-Nassr striker ‘had can’t wait” to join Mikel On the side of Arteta
- The TV personality suggested Arsenal missed the mark by not signing Ronaldo
- The Portuguese striker left Manchester United in dramatic fashion in January
- Morgan insisted Ronaldo had been ‘eager’ to join the North London side
Piers Morgan has claimed Arsenal should have signed Cristiano Ronaldo after his exit from Man United and even suggested the striker was ‘sharp’ for the move.
The Portuguese superstar enjoyed a dramatic exit from Old Trafford in January, after falling out with Erik ten Hag and being dropped from the United squad.
This eventually led to him being sold to Saudi giants Al-Nassr, where he managed to score 12 goals in 13 games since joining the club.
Despite scoring just three times for United in the 2022-23 campaign, the 38-year-old has proven he can still be prolific in front of goal, which Morgan highlighted in a media post social.
The TV personality claimed Arsenal should have tried to sign the striker as he knows how to score goals ‘when it really matters’.
Cristiano Ronaldo has left Manchester United after a breakdown in relations with staff members
Ronaldo had been ‘eager’ to join Mikel Arteta’s Premier League leaders, Morgan says
Taking to Twitter, Morgan wrote: “Laugh all you want but if we had signed Ronaldo when he left Utd, until the end of the season – as he was keen to do by the way – we would have won the League. He knows how to win major trophies and how to score goals when it really matters.
The Gunners had a number of transfer priorities in the January window – including Chelsea winger Mykhailo Mudryk – but ended up signing Jorginho from the Blues and Leandro Trossard from Brighton.
Their title has slumped in recent weeks, despite once holding a 12-point lead at the top just seven matches ago.
After three disappointing draws in a row – against Liverpool, West Ham and Southampton – they were beaten 4-1 by title rivals Man City.
Although Gabriel Jesus’ return from injury in early March would have been a welcome return for Mikel Arteta’s side, his goals weren’t enough to sustain their charge.
Ronaldo, on the other hand, managed to score 24 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions during his full season at Man United last year.
His fractured relationship with Erik ten Hag meant his opportunities in this campaign had become limited, resulting in just three goals in 16 appearances before leaving.
The Portuguese international ended up joining Saudi side Al-Nassr on a free transfer
Morgan insisted Arsenal missed a trick by not signing the five-time Ballon d’Or winner
However, since arriving in Saudi Arabia, the 38-year-old has been in sensational form in front of goal and has helped keep Al-Nassr’s title charge with his 12 goals.
Ronaldo’s beginning of the end at United was sparked by his spectacular exit in their win over Tottenham in October.
The Portuguese striker stormed the tunnel at Old Trafford in the dying minutes of the match after Ten Hag tried to come on as a substitute in the dying moments.
Then, after being reinstated in the squad, he conducted a revealing interview with Morgan and tackled United’s hierarchy and structure.