Solskjaer admits he has signed a different type of player

Manchester United signed back 36-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo from Juventus after 12 years of being away from the club.

The Portugal international left Old Trafford to join Real Madrid 12 years ago before moving on to Juventus.

Some pundits labelled the signing of Ronaldo as an unnecessary one and claimed that he won’t help United win the league.

However, Ronaldo put his critics to shame as he scored a brace in his Manchester United debut, and has since earned praises from every corner.

But United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained adamant after the game that he never doubted Ronaldo’s talent and revealed he’s a different kind of player.

“I don’t think so,” said Solskjaer when he was asked if he had any doubts about Ronaldo.

“He does what he does. Cristiano lifts everyone, gets everyone so focused when he’s around the place, he puts demands on himself which puts demands on his teammates and demands on us, and that’s why he’s done so much in his career, he’s been so disciplined.

“He’s evolved, he’s a developed as a player, he’s a different type of player to when he left but he’s still a ruthless and clinical goalscorer, and he smells the big moments. He scents when there’s a goal.”

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