RUMOR: Cristiano Ronaldo makes shocking request to Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Cristiano Ronaldo wants Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to do one thing for him.
To date, the Manchester United talisman has already bagged five goals in as many games since his sterling return. However, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is certain he can still improve with the help of his former teammate and Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Apparently, Ronaldo has reached out to Solskjaer to make changes in Manchester United’s attack when he’s on the pitch, ESPN reported.
The report said that Ronaldo “has made it clear” to Solskjaer and his coaching staff that he can “further increase his goal ratio” if his teammates become “sharper and quicker when distributing the ball in the opposition half.”
Indeed, there has been a shocking change in Manchester United’s recent game against Everton. However, it was far from what Ronaldo has reportedly requested. Instead, Solskjaer dropped Ronaldo from his starting XI.
As expected, the Portuguese striker did not appreciate the Manchester United boss’ call and is “livid” about the said decision, as per Express.
To his defense, Solskjaer suggested that Manchester United’s is looking at an exhausting campaign this season and certain changes involving the “players’ workload” is necessary.
“You make decisions for a long, long season and you have to manage the players’ workload,” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said via Sporting News. “The decision was, for me, a correct one.”
“Anthony Martial came in and did well, scored a good goal,” he added. “Edinson [Cavani] needed minutes and got an hour, he could have scored.”