Cristiano Ronaldo disagrees with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on his best position for Manchester United.
On September 11, Cristiano Ronaldo will make his second appearance for Manchester United. It’s unclear if he’ll play for the Red Devils on the wing or up top.
At least, that’s what Paulo Di Canio believes, with the former West Ham midfielder claiming the five-time Ballon d’Or winner has returned to Old Trafford to recover his wing-back position rather than play centrally.
During his first spell at Manchester United, Ronaldo began his career on the left side of the field, routinely taking players on.
He ultimately moved to Real Madrid, where he was deployed in a variety of attacking roles before eventually evolving into a centre-forward.
“Ronaldo will improve his technical level, but he joins a squad with numerous strikers and wingers,” Di Canio stated in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport’s In The Box podcast.
“Solskjaer described him as a center-forward, but Ronaldo refused to play that position at Juventus.
“I still see him starting on the left, but United have other players in the same position, including Sancho, who was paid €85million, but has been struggling to settle in so far.”
Di Canio added: “[Marcus] Rashford will return, [Mason] Greenwood and [Anthony] Martial too. Solskjaer leaves his strikers free up front, so this could be good for Ronaldo.