The Manchester United coach assured that he wants the Portuguese in the center of the area, whether they play with three forwards or two.
Cristiano Ronaldo has already passed the medical check-up of the Manchester United and his redebut with the Red Devils is getting closer and closer. Some of the doubts surrounding the return of the Portuguese to English football are which number he will use and in what position will he play. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, DT of the team, was in charge of solving the second.
“He used to play open to the right, to the left, to the front. But for me he’s more of a center forward right now, definitely. There will be games in which we will play with two in front or three in front, but lor I want in the area. I want him to score goals “, assured the Norwegian coach.
In his first stage with United (2003-2009), Cristiano stood out for his speed, dribbling and power on the sides, especially in the right sector. Already at Real Madrid he adopted a much more scoring facet and over the years he was positioning himself more in the center of the area.
Also, if there is someone who knows Ronaldo well, it is Solskjaer, since they were partners between 2003 and 2007. Together they played a total of 32 matches, in which they contributed four goals to each other (goal by one with the assistance of the other).
And if that was not enough, the Norwegian joined Ferguson’s coaching staff as strikers coach for the 2007/08 season. He was precisely in that role when United won the Champions League that year.
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