Ronaldo won’t play every game:
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer insisted it is “not impossible” to leave out Cristiano Ronaldo as he said the superstar will not play every game this season following his stunning start to life back at Old Trafford.
In Ronaldo’s second debut match, he scored two goals in their 4-1 win over Newscastle United last Saturday.
After leaving the Red Devils in 2009, The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, returned to the club where his glory started to elupt. during and after the match, the united fans kept on chanting his name.
United prepare to face Young Boys today in their opening Champions League fixtures. Solskjaer said the 36-year-old’s minutes will be managed in 2021-22.
“It’s not impossible to leave him out,” Ronaldo “He is 36. Mason [Greenwood] is 19 so it’s the same, I have to manage his minutes and I have to manage a 36-year-old’s minutes as well.
“The other thing with Ronaldo is that he looks after himself so much so I know he will recover quickly.
“Of course, it’s important that we get everyone up and running and to get him up and running.” Solksjaer said
Ronaldo set a new record for the gap between two Premier League appearances (12 years, 118 days).
His double against Newcastle came 12 years and 124 days after his last in the English top flight – only Matt Jackson (13 years, 187 days) has gone longer in Premier League history.
Ronaldo, at 36 years and 218 days, became the oldest player to score a double in a Premier League match since Graham Alexander for Burnley against Hull in April 2010. Alexander was 38 years and 182 days old.
United had a very impressive signings before transfer deadline.with the quality of all time UCl goalscorer Ronaldo, star defender Raphael Varane and Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho United are looking forward to an exciting campaign and hoping to win a trophy especially the EPL and UCL
“The more quality you add to the group, the more healthy the competition [is] and [the more] leaders [there are] who they look up to,” said Solskjaer.
“I think seeing Raphael and Cristiano coming has raised everyone’s eyebrows because they are winners.
“They have won everything there is to win and they put demands on themselves which the young boys, the rest of the team, look at and think that is how you stay at the top. So it is only going to be good for everyone.”
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