Manchester United head coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said he plans to manage new signing Cristiano Ronaldo’s playing time as he also tries to ensure Portugal forward settles into the team.
The 36-year-old star recently rejoined Man United and he marked his comeback at Old Trafford with a brace in Saturday’s 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United.
And with Man United set to play again on Tuesday in Uefa Champions League group stage match against Swiss club Young Boys, Solskjaer said he would not rule out resting Ronaldo.
“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,” said Solskjaer.
“The other 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, it’s important that we get everyone up and running and to get him up and running and to give him 90 minutes.”
After four matches, Man United are joint top of the Premier League on 10 points and in their next league game, they travel to West Ham United on Sunday.
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By FARPost Reporter