Former Tottenham Hotspur striker, Darren Bent has urged Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Cristiano Ronaldo in order to save his job following criticism over the Norwegian's performance in the recent past.
Solskjaer's future has come under question following the Red Devils 5-0 loss to Liverpool in the Premier League last Sunday, which has led to reports that the club management are looking at Antonio Conte as a replacement.
The Norwegian for his part is set to remain in charge for this Saturday's trip to Tottenham at least, and Bent believes that he should drop Ronaldo for Edinson Cavani as the focus of the attack.
“I think for Ole, he’s got some big decisions to make. If he wants to play this whole pressing game then he might have to bite it a little bit and go ‘you know what, Ronaldo has been good but Cavani in terms of energy, pressing, working hard from the front, is a far better option than Ronaldo, because whenever Cavani comes on, he runs around, he works," he told talkSPORT.
“Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, if he wants to survive much longer in this role he’ll have to start making some big decisions and that includes leaving big players out.”
United's recent run of poor results have seen them drop to seventh in the league table with 14 points from nine games, level on points with Everton, Leicester City and Arsenal.