Solskjaer says not unimaginable to depart Ronaldo out of group


MANCHESTER:

Manchester United supervisor Ole Gunnar Solskjaer mentioned he’ll rigorously handle Cristiano Ronaldo’s taking part in time however has to steadiness that with getting the 36-year-old Portugal ahead settled into the aspect.

Ronaldo, who has rejoined United after 12 years away, marked his comeback at Old Trafford with two objectives in Saturday’s 4-1 Premier League win over Newcastle United.

United return to motion in Tuesday’s opening Champions League group stage match in opposition to Swiss membership Young Boys and Solskjaer mentioned he wouldn’t rule out resting Ronaldo.

“It’s not impossible to leave him out,” Solskjaer mentioned. “He is 36. Mason (Greenwood) is 19 so it is the identical, I’ve to manage his minutes and I’ve to manage a 36-year-old’s minutes as properly.

“The different factor with Cristiano is that he takes care of himself a lot so I do know he’ll recuperate shortly 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.”

United are joint high of the Premier League on 10 factors after 4 matches. They travel to West Ham United on Sunday for his or her subsequent league match.

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