Crazybola.com – There are big questions about where Cristiano Ronaldo will play after completing his tumultuous return to Manchester United, and now manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has spoken about the role the Portugal forward will play.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted that he may be placing Cristiano Ronaldo as a central striker in Manchester United’s new attacking look, while hinting that he could also adapt to the tactics of two or three up front.
The 36-year-old will return emotionally to Old Trafford next week after The Red Devils reached an agreement with Juventus on Friday and he could make his debut against Newcastle United after the international break.
Of course, the potential arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo will make Manchester United have more attacking options up front, with the likes of Edinson Cavani, Mason Greenwood, Anthony Martial, Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho, Daniel James and Juan Mata all available to Ole Gunnar. Solskjaer.
During his time at the club in his first spell between 2003-2009, the Portugal international striker was mainly played as a wing midfielder in a 4-4-2 formation, before transforming into a wing forward at Real Madrid, occasionally playing as a central striker alongside Karim Benzema. He played the same role during his time at Juventus.
Asked by Sky Sports On the role the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will play at Manchester United, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said, “Cristiano has evolved as a player. He used to play wide to the right, wide to the left, or spearhead attacks. He’s more of a centre-forward for me at the moment, of course.”
“But there will be games where we play with two or three strikers up front. I want him to be in the box, I want him to score goals. We always kept an eye on Cristiano and thought that one day he would move on and we would be interested in bringing him back. We never thought he would leave Juventus this season. When he does, of course we have to talk to him. Everyone who cares about United wants this to happen and everyone plays a part, but the biggest thing is that Cristiano wanted to come here.”