‘Why would you put him on the bench?’ — Manchester United legend makes Cristiano Ronaldo claim

Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has come back to the club with a bang, as he scored a brace on his Manchester United debut in a 4-1 victory over Newcastle at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo’s arrival has boosted morale at Old Trafford, and at 36, the five time Ballon d’Or hasn’t shown signs of slowing down.

Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer recently said he’d have to bench Ronaldo at times this season so he can properly manage the Portuguese icon.

Meanwhile, Manchester United legend Gary Neville is of the opinion that Ronaldo shouldn’t be benched.

Ronaldo turns 37 in February, and Manchester United could add up Erling Haaland to the team next summer. However, Gary Neville believes that Ronaldo shouldn’t be benched even with the addition of Haaland.

Asked if Ronaldo would accept occasionally being a substitute with Haaland starting, Neville said on Monday Night Football: “Well Cristiano has played with Benzema, with Bale, with all these great Galacticos at Real Madrid.

“He [Solskjaer] wouldn’t put him on the bench, why would you put him on the bench? You can fit two strikers in a team, surely?”

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