Even a few years ago it seemed fanciful to suggest that Manchester United could afford to prise Cristiano Ronaldo away from Real Madrid.
But the goalposts have moved substantially.
The Premier League is even more of a juggernaut with the new TV deal and Manchester United’s new sponsorship with Adidas means they arguably have as much spending power as their Spanish counterparts.
Marry those facts with Real’s form under Rafa Benitez and Ronaldo’s affiliation with Manchester United and we might just see a deal next summer.
So how would Manchester United use him?
The obvious position for him would be up top. Ronaldo guarantees goals and United haven’t been scoring enough.
So placing Ronnie as close to goal as possible, like so, makes sense:
But we have always been fans of putting round pegs in round holes.
Manchester United’s best three forwards are Anthony Martial, Wayne Rooney and Memphis.
If Ronnie came in we feel that the most natural positions for them would be with Rooney in the hole, Memphis left, Ronnie right and Martial up top.
The great advantage of having players like Memphis, Ronnie and Martial is that they can all play equally well anywhere across the front line.
These four could create history for Manchester United and it’s a mouth watering prospect indeed.