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It’s not impossible to leave Ronaldo out, says Solskjaer

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Cristiano Ronaldo
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The Red Devils boss has admitted he must manage Cristiano Ronaldo’s workload carefully to avoid the risk of burnout.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo won’t play every game for Manchester United.

As Ronaldo is 36, Solskjaer accepts he must manage the forward’s minutes more carefully compared to his younger stars to keep him fresh. The Norwegian, however, is relaxed over the situation. After all, CR7 is in good shape and knows how to take care of himself.

“It’s not impossible to leave him [Cristiano] out,” said the United coach as quoted by ESPN. “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.

“The other thing with Cristiano is that he looks after himself so much, so I know he will recover quickly. Of course, it’s important that we get everyone up and running and to get him up and running.”

What next for CR7 and Manchester United?

After scoring a brace on his second Red Devils debut over the weekend, Ronaldo is now preparing for United’s Champions League Group F opener at BSC Young Boys on Tuesday night.

If the Portuguese plays, he will equal former Real Madrid teammate Iker Casillas’ record of 177 Champions League appearances.

Solskjaer’s squad will travel to Switzerland on Monday ahead of the match.