Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals he would love to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Man Utd… and says he’s better than Messi – The Sun
OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER has admitted he'd love to be reunited with Cristiano Ronaldo.
The two forwards played together during Ronaldo’s six-year Manchester United spell from 2003-2009, which set him on the path to superstardom.
And the current Old Trafford boss confessed that the Real Madrid legend — now at Juventus — is one of the stars from the past he would just love to sign.
Solskjaer was asked which of his 1999 Treble-winning team-mates he would like in his United team now and opted for midfield duo Roy Keane and Paul Scholes.
But then he added: “Don’t forget I played with Cristiano and he’s the best player in the world — so I wouldn’t mind having him in my team too.”
Solskjaer said he has huge respect for the way Ronaldo, now 35, went on to become one of the planet’s best footballers and Portugal’s 99-goal all-time top scorer.
Ole took a particular interest having helped Ronaldo — now 35 — stay focused when he arrived at United from Sporting as an 18-year-old.
He added: “Cristiano always wanted to be the best but he was shaped by the environment he came to at United.
“We — the more experienced players — just had to guide him once in a while.
“We could see a world-class talent with the best attributes you could see.
“But there were little things we could help with.
“You could see he was not going to let anything get in the way of being the best in the world.
“You have to make sacrifices — and he did.”
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