The English Premier League season is in full swing and Manchester United are making headlines for all the wrong reasons. On Sunday, United hosted Real Betis in a match that ended in a 1-1 draw, but the result was overshadowed by ugly scenes outside Old Trafford.
A group of Real Betis fans clashed with riot police outside the stadium, with reports of bottles and other objects being thrown. The police responded with batons and pepper spray, and the situation quickly escalated. Several people were arrested and the police are now investigating the incident.
The incident has cast a shadow over United’s season, which has been far from impressive so far. The team has struggled to find consistency and has been unable to mount a serious challenge for the title. Manager Jose Mourinho has come under increasing pressure, and the team’s recent form has done little to ease the pressure.
However, United are still in the hunt for a top four finish and are reportedly eyeing a move for Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos. The Spanish international is out of contract at the end of the season and United are reportedly willing to pay up to 103 million euros for his services.
Ramos is one of the most experienced defenders in the world and would be a major coup for United. He would bring a wealth of experience and leadership to the team, and could help United to challenge for the title next season.
The move for Ramos is just one of many that United are reportedly considering. The team is also said to be interested in signing Juventus midfielder Miralem Pjanic, as well as a number of other players.
United’s season has been far from ideal, but the team is still in the hunt for a top four finish. The team’s recent form has been encouraging, and the addition of Ramos could be the catalyst for a successful season. Only time will tell if United can make the most of their transfer window and mount a serious challenge for the title.