Miguel Almiron’s agent says Manchester United were very interested in his client.
Manchester United was among a number of clubs interested in Newcastle winger Miguel Almiron before he signed for his current employers.
The other interested parties that were in pursuit of Almiron included Arsenal and Southampton.
Campos told ABC Cardinal via The Mirror, “Miguel Almiron is a footballer who went from less to more, now he is a more complete footballer.”
“There was interest shown by Manchester United in Miguel but they never made an offer.”
“Arsenal and Southampton offered loan deals for him but we did not want it to be a loan.
Almiron had a difficult start to life at St James Park but is now enjoying the best form of his career since his arrival in England from the MLS.
In the 13 games the Paraguayan has played for the Magpies, he has contributed an impressive seven goals.
Almiron’s exploits over the month of October have earned him a nomination for the Premier League player of the month. alongside other big hitters in the league like Erling Haaland, Kevin de Bruyne and teammate Kieran Trippier.
The Red Devils may yet get another chance to procure Almiron’s signature if this is something they wish to do.
The 28-year-old will see his Newcastle contract expire in the summer of 2024 and as per Eddie Howe, there are currently no negotiations to award the forward an extension.
Howe however did not rule out the possibility of these talks commencing at a later date when the fixture schedule is less busy.
Facundo Pellistri is a huge fan of Cristiano Ronaldo
It has been a huge improvement so far for Manchester United under the tutelage of Erik ten Hag as compared to last season’s dismal displays.
Currently, the Red Devils are only three points behind third while they have already qualified for the knockout stages of the Europa League.
United are currently on a nine-game unbeaten run, a far cry from last season’s calamitous performances which saw the side finish sixth.
CR7’s struggles this season
While the team has progressed on the pitch, last season’s top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo has found it hard to replicate his previous season’s form.
The Portuguese was the top scorer, hitting 24 goals during the course of the season in all competitions. This season he has managed three goals in 15 appearances.
And that has led to a lot of criticism, with many pointing out the need for the 20-time English champions to replace him with an elite goalscorer.
Off-field controversy has not helped matters. especially after he had refused to come on as a substitute during United’s emphatic win over Tottenham Hotspur.
The Portugal international might not be looked at in the same light from the outside, but many members of the United team have come out in support of him.
The latest to do so is Facundo Pellistri. The Uruguayan is yet to make his first team debut but has been a regular feature on the United bench in the past month ever since he recovered from his ankle injury.
And the Uruguay international mentioned that the 37-year-old is one of the most “humane” individuals he has seen, which has surprised him considering what all he has achieved in the game.
“He’s also ‘very human’, even though he’s one of the biggest stars in football and in the world, he’s always attentive to everything.
“He always greets me and asks me about my injury, as a person he is incredible, as a player we already know what he is, Pellistri told he told ESPN.
Ronaldo’s latest fan
The former Penarold youngster also revealed that Ronaldo was worthy of admiration because of his dedication even at this stage of his career.
“What struck me most about Cristiano Ronaldo? Already when I saw him, I was impressed by him.
“But yes, he is always one of the first to arrive and one of the last to leave, you always hear those things, but with him I confirmed it.”
Fans will be hoping that Ronaldo’s influence can rub off on the next generation, especially his will to improve and his winning mentality.