Man United vs Atalanta: Solskjaer regrets signing Ronaldo – Neville


Manchester United legend, Gary Neville, has reckoned that the club’s boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would admit privately that Cristiano Ronaldo should not have joined the club this season.

According to Neville, Solskjaer would rather manage last season’s Manchester United squad.

The Portuguese forward made the sensational return to Manchester United this summer to help the Red Devils fight for titles.

Ronaldo has helped the club escape some scary moments this season but has been unable to save them from sliding out of the top four.

“I thought that last season’s there was something building. I think if you asked him privately ‘Would like last season’s squad back?’ I think he probably would go back,” He told Monday Night Football on Sky Sports,

“They have got six grenades where the pins have been pulled out in the dressing room.

“It can work, I’ve seen Del Bosque manage a Real Madrid team to the Champions League, Zidane has done it with great players, I think PSG are like that at the moment. You see Pochettino there and you think it’s not really a Pochettino team.

“Ole’s got a bit of that now. He has Cristiano Ronaldo, Bruno Fernandes, Edinson Cavani, Paul Pogba and Harry Maguire.

“Massive characters in the dressing room, Maguire will look at Varane in the dressing room and think am I not the top dog anymore?

“You have the dynamic of Cavani sitting on the bench who was begged to stay but now has Ronaldo, Rashford and Greenwood in front of him.

“Sancho has come in for £75m and now he is looking like he is in and out.

“All these issues are developing, Solskjaer has to somehow bring that group together.

“He’s got to find a basic defensive shape that the players buy into and allow the others to go win the games for him. It’s the only way for him to get the season back on track.”