The Portugal star started his first Premier League game back but his manager said he will have to be careful with his workload.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said Cristiano Ronaldo will not play every game for Manchester United as he looks to manage the forward’s minutes.
Ronaldo got off to a flying start with a brace against Newcastle on his second debut for the club, showing that it could be difficult for Solskjaer to leave him out of his lineup.
But, the Norwegian insisted there will be games Ronaldo will skip as he looks to keep the 36-year-old fresh.
What was said?
Solskjaer was asked if it is impossible to leave Ronaldo out after his double at Old Trafford on Saturday.
“The thing with Cristiano is that he looks after himself so much so I know he will recover quickly and he has had a pre-season," the United head coach said. "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.
“Of course there is a game on Tuesday (against Young Boys). We will see what we do. But no, it’s not impossible to leave him out. He is 36, Mason [Greenwood] is 19, so it’s the same, I have to manage his minutes, and I have to manage a 36-year-old’s minutes as well.”
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