I can play against Newcastle tomorrow
New York- Cristiano Ronaldo has been putting pressure on Manchester United coach Solskjaer to make his first appearance in the starting lineup in his second season with the Premier League club.
Solskjaer confirmed today that the Portuguese star, who had accidentally left Juventus to play in the Premier League against Newcastle, will be back on the pitch.
Solskjaer is not going to change.
Solskjaer, who fought alongside Cristiano from 2003 to 2009 with Manchester United, said that he had raised the bar during training.
Since Tuesday, Cristiano has been at Manchester United training. He previously had spent the preseason with Juventus and was the starter in last week’s World Cup qualifier against Ireland. He scored two goals at the end of the game and was the most successful scorer in the national team’s history, scoring 111 goals.
Solskjaer, five-time player award winner, said that while we know his achievements in his career and what he is striving to do in the future, he wants to be able to accomplish more. He lived his life according to the discipline and standards of an elite player.
When you have a winner such as him, there’s no hiding place. Training is not possible if you don’t focus. This is what he expects of others and him.
He warned, however, that he didn’t expect Cristiano, who arrived at Manchester United for the first-time, to become a tall, 18-year-old winger.
Solskjaer stated that he hopes Cristiano will be able to play at the highest level before he turns 40 like Ryan Giggs, another Manchester United legend.