Manchester United report: Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting identified as Cristiano Ronaldo replacement

November 5, 2022

Manchester United are set to turn to Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting as the striker to replace Cristiano Ronaldo.

That’s according to outlandish reports that the 33-year-old – last seen in the Premier League struggling at Stoke City – is being lined up as the post-CR7 successor, after a wild career ride following his exit from English football

The Cameroonian international left the bet365 Stadium in 2018 and to the bemusement of English football fans, rekindled his partnership with former Mainz boss Thomas Tuchel. From there, Choupo-Moting moved on to Bayern Munich, acting as Robert Lewandowski’s deputy and impressing back in the Bundesliga. 

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has had a great time at Europe’s top clubs since departing Stoke (Image credit: Getty)

French outlet MediaFoot (opens in new tab) says that United are ready to offer Choupo-Moting a deal, with his current situation at Bavaria set to expire next summer. With a goal every 76 minutes in German football right now, he might not be such a strange target after all.