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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer laughs off claims Cristiano Ronaldo has told him to make Man Utd tactical change

Ali Shibil Roshan
Ronaldo came to Man Utd and Solskjaer's rescue with a winner vs Villarreal
Ronaldo came to Man Utd and Solskjaer's rescue with a winner vs Villarreal / Soccrates Images/Getty Images
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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has laughed off claims Cristiano Ronaldo has asked him to make a tactical change so that the club can get the best out of him.

Ronaldo, 36, has instantly hit the ground running at Man Utd following his arrival from Juventus in the summer. The five-time Ballon d'Or has scored 5 goals in 5 games for the Red Devils so far this season, and ESPN reported earlier this week that he believes 'he can further increase his goal ratio if United become sharper and quicker when distributing the ball in the opposition half'.

Asked about that in his pre-match press conference ahead of Man Utd's Premier League clash with Everton, Solskjaer insisted he and the Portuguese 'haven’t had that discussion'.

"That is another one. Wow, what can you answer to that?" Solskjaer told reporters [via Metro]. "What we speak about us that is between us, but we haven’t had that discussion, put it that way."

Solskjaer also expressed hope Ronaldo continues to have the impact he has, and indicated he has to manage the striker's minutes to get the best out of him.

"He has had a great impact on and off the pitch," Solskjaer said.

"Five goals in five games at his age says everything. You’ve got to manage him, he’s a very good example for everyone.

"Long may it continue."

Man Utd currently sit fourth in the Premier League table, and with leaders Liverpool and second-placed Man City facing off this gameweek, the Red Devils will be hoping to improve their position by defeating Everton, who sit fifth with 13 points, same as that of Solskjaer's side.


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