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How signing Sergio Ramos could be good for Manchester United?

Is Sergio Ramos the missing piece in the puzzle of Manchester United defense? Here a look at how signing Sergio Ramos could be good for Manchester United.

Last updated: 17.06.2021
How signing Sergio Ramos could be good for Manchester United

“For 90 minutes you cannot be nice, you have to be a bunch of c*nts, intelligent c*nts not stupid c*nts, bastards in the sense you are going to win matches!” –a ‘classic’ Jose Mourinho quote from Amazon Prime Video Documentary All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur, which showcases Spurs’ 2019-20 season.

With City having won the league and Liverpool going down since the last year, it’s the prime time for United to have a hand towards glory. Of course, going towards glory is easier said than done. The coming season is arguably the best time for Manchester United to pursue their dreams of the 21st league title seriously.   Club legend Dimitar Berbatov, on the other hand, argues that the current squad of players lack competitiveness and are "way too sweet" to win big trophies at the end of the season. Berbatov's growing dissatisfaction should come as no surprise, considering that he appeared regularly alongside players like Roy Keane and Nemanja Vidic at Old Trafford – two players who were willing to battle everyone at any time during their careers.

United's defense is being far too generous right now, allowing 43 goals in 37 league games. To put it in context, even the 9th-placed Arsenal have conceded fewer goals. Manchester United do not lack defensive options; rather, those who are in control of the defense are much too unreliable to mount an effective title challenge. This is where Sergio Ramos comes in.

The 34-year-old center-back has yet to sign a new deal with Real Madrid, and it is thought that he is considering a move out of the Santiago Bernabeu. Sergio Ramos has earned every major trophy with his club and country, and he'll be an excellent addition to Solskjaer's defensive line, particularly given his leadership capabilities. Manchester United will be first in line for the defender's signature if the Los Blancos decide to prepare their path without him. His arrival at Old Trafford means he will take over from skipper Harry Maguire in the left center-back slot. When it comes to his offensive system, Ramos is an aerial force on both ends of the field, often scoring free-headers from set-pieces. Furthermore, since Cristiano Ronaldo's departure in 2018, he has been in control of the Whites' penalty duty.

As a part of the Real Madrid side who have been dominating domestically for over a decade now, the 178-times-Spanish international knows what it takes to win tournaments.

“Attack wins you games, defense wins you titles.” It seems as if the Red Devils will have to go by Sir Alex Ferguson’s words if they wish to lift a trophy this coming season.

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