Cristiano Ronaldo has been told he could replace Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
By SAM SMITH
Manchester United have sensationally been tipped to replace boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer with forward Cristiano Ronaldo next year. The Red Devils completed the incredible transfer return of the iconic striker in the summer but he has already been told he could take a new role at the club.
Solskjaer has come under increased pressure to deliver the club its first trophy since 2017.
A big-spending summer transfer window has prompted fans to demand that the Norwegian finally achieve success at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo was one of several major arrivals at United, re-joining the club 12 years after he completed a then-world record move to Real Madrid. Jadon Sancho, Raphael Varane and Tom Heaton were also acquired as Solskjaer plans to topple rivals Manchester City at the top of the Premier League.
United suffered a setback in their attempts to win a trophy last week when they were surprisingly beaten by Young Boys in their opening Champions League campaign.
He was pictured stood behind Solskjaer in the dugout and shouting orders to team-mates. However, former Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood has insisted that Ronaldo’s actions were acceptable, contrary to arguments that suggested he was undermining Solskjaer.
Sherwood went on to incredibly suggest that Ronaldo, who signed a two-year deal when he joined from Juventus, could replace Solskjaer within 18 month.
“I think it’s okay that Ronaldo’s on the touchline and Ole’s going to have to accept it,” said Sherwood, speaking exclusively to Ladbrokes at its launch of the 5-A-Side bet on Arsenal v Spurs.
“If he brings him to his football club you’ve got to know what you’re bringing in. It’s a completely different Ronaldo to the one who was at Old Trafford the first time around.
“He knows how he’s needed and if he feels like he needs to stand next to the manager and give instructions then you’ve got to let him do that.