Solskjaer addresses managing Ronaldo’s playtime to keep up his impact

Just two nights ago Cristiano Ronaldo made the world applaud his efforts on the field, as the Portuguese striker buried a late winner against Villareal. He then removed his t-shirt to show the world how fit he was and this was applauded by his manager Solskjaer.

Football is a very high-octane game, and to keep up the ante, the players have to give it their all. This often leads to burnouts and injuries. Hence it is very important for Managers to actually manage the minutes of their players. Especially when you have a star like Cristiano Ronaldo in your team, whom you want to remain effective for the entire season.

Just two nights ago Cristiano Ronaldo made the world applaud his efforts on the field, as the Portuguese striker buried a late winner against Villareal. He then removed his t-shirt to show the world how fit he was and this was applauded by his manager Solskjaer. He in his pre-match press conference held on Friday said, “He’s had a great impact on and off the pitch… Of course, there’s the goal – five goals in five games say everything. At his age, he’s still fit.”

However, the Norwegian has also acknowledged the fact that he needs to manage the time Ronaldo spends on the field. Considering that they will be playing again on Saturday, only three days after its Champions league outing, Solskjaer is not very happy with the schedule and blames the commercialization of the sport for it.

The United squad is spoilt for choice though as they have another striker in the form of Uruguayan Edinson Cavani. Also according to some sources, they will be soon handed an injury boost in the form of Marcus Rashford. The English youngster’s addition will definitely bolster the squad and provide them greater depth.

Manchester United is hosting Everton in their next Premier League match on Saturday.

 

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