Ronaldo doesn’t like the position Solskjaer wants to play him — former Premier League star claims

Manchester United sealed a sensational deal for Cristiano Ronaldo before the close of the summer transfer window, and the Portuguese is expected to boost things up at Old Trafford.

However, one big question many have been asking is whether Ronaldo will fit into the current setup and how United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will utilise him.

Solskjaer has said he wants to use Ronaldo as a striker, but former West Ham ace Paulo Di Canio has claimed Ronaldo isn’t keen on playing in that position.

Speaking to La Gazzetta dello Sport’s In The Box podcast, Di Canio said: “Ronaldo will improve the technical level, but he joins a team with many strikers and wingers.

“Solskjaer said he sees him as a center-forward, but Ronaldo didn’t want to do it at Juventus.

“I still see him starting on the left, but United have other players in the same position, including Sancho, who was paid €85million, but has been struggling to settle in so far.”

Di Canio added: “[Marcus] Rashford will return, [Mason] Greenwood and [Anthony] Martial too. Solskjaer leaves his strikers free up front, so this could be good for Ronaldo.

“There is enthusiasm, but it remains to be seen if Ronaldo will be a cumbersome presence like Zlatan [Ibrahimovic] was. Sometimes, young players without much personality didn’t understand he wanted the best from them.”

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