Solskjaer says Ronaldo won’t play every game for United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said Cristiano Ronaldo will not play every game for Manchester United as he looks to manage the 36-year-old’s minutes.
Ronaldo made a perfect start for the club with a brace against Newcastle on Saturday, proving that he deserves to start every game for the Red Devils. But Solskjaer insists that he will have to keep the forward fresh all season.
When asked if it is impossible to leave Ronaldo out after his double at Old Trafford on Saturday, Solskjaer said: “The thing with Cristiano is that he looks after himself so much so I know he will recover quickly and he has had a pre-season.”
“Of course there is a game on Tuesday (against Young Boys). We will see what we do. But no, it’s not impossible to leave him out. 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.”