What Cristiano Ronaldo and Man Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer discussed on Carrington visit

Cristiano Ronaldo has held face-to-face talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his new role at Manchester United.

Ronaldo made a sensational return to United from Juventus last week after agreeing a two-year deal worth £500,000-a-week.

The Portuguese superstar returned to Manchester ahead of schedule after scoring twice in Portugal’s 2-1 win over the Republic of Ireland in Faro.

He completed five days of quarantine upon touching down in the UK and arrived at Carrington on Tuesday to take part in his first training session.

Ronaldo, 36, held a meeting with Solskjaer in his office to discuss where he will play in the team, before being given a guided tour of the training ground.



Cristiano Ronaldo has held face-to-face talks with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer about his new role at Manchester United

Ronaldo, who will wear the famous No.7 shirt again during his second spell with the club, is desperate to make his second debut when United host Newcastle this weekend.

Solskjaer now has an array of world-class attackers to choose from at Old Trafford after adding the five-time Ballon d’Or winner to his ranks.

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Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on September 07, 2021 in Manchester, England
Ronaldo arrived at Carrington on Tuesday to take part in his first training session after re-signing for United

Earlier in the summer window United forked out £77million to sign Jadon Sancho from Borussia Dortmund, having also tied Edinson Cavani down to a new one-year contract in May.

Back in his previous Red Devils stint Ronaldo was used primarily as a winger, but these days the 36-year-old operates as more of a centre-forward.


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He will be expected to lead the line for Solskjaer at Old Trafford, a move which would allow either Sancho or Mason Greenwood to start on the right flank and Marcus Rashford or Anthony Martial to be positioned on the left.

Should Cavani ever come in at the pinpoint of the United attack, Ronaldo would likely be shifted to a wider role on the left.



Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United in action during a first team training session at Carrington Training Ground on September 07, 2021 in Manchester, England
Ronaldo is likely to be used as a centre-forward at Old Trafford

However, five months out from his 37th birthday, Ronaldo will have to be used cleverly by Solskjaer while in the twilight of his glittering career.

That means he will probably sit out lesser Premier League and cup matches when a huge Champions League match is on the cards, or vice-versa.

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