Ronaldo’s former teammate reveals the biggest challenge the 36-year-old will face this season

Cristiano Ronaldo sealed a sensational return to Manchester United after 12 years away from the club.

Now 36, Ronaldo has done it all in the game after spells at Real Madrid and Juventus, and United fans are glad their hero is back.

Ronaldo still plays at a high level, despite his age, though it’s evident that some of his physical attributes are beginning to drop.

The Portugal international is not as pacey as he once was, but he’s still effective in terms of goalscoring.

Ronaldo’s former teammate at Manchester United, Mikael Silvestre, has urged the club legend not to try and play every game and has advised him to try and watch his body.

“On the pitch he’s a monster of work, of natural talent and now he has become a leader wherever he’s been after leaving United. He’s a perfect teammate,” Silvestre said exclusively to Metro.co.uk via Bettingexpert.com.

“The difficulty is for Cristiano to accept that he will have to get some rest, he’s still playing for Portugal. Yes he wants play all the time but he needs to know when to take his foot off the gas which is difficult.

“I’ve been there myself and you still think you can train as hard as a 20-year-old and you can’t and the reality is you have to rest so you can peak during the game, so that’s going to be the challenge for him but I think he can do that.”