Solskjaer reveals Ronaldo is the former team-mate he'd 'love' to sign

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reveals Cristiano Ronaldo is the former team-mate he’d ‘love’ to bring back to Manchester United… as he admits ‘I’m not sure I could manage Roy Keane’

  • Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked which ex-team-mate he’d sign
  • The Norwegian picked Ole Trafford legends Cristiano Ronaldo and Roy Keane 
  • United could line-up a bid to bring Ronaldo home this summer from Juventus 
  • However, Solskjaer isn’t sure he could cope with Keane’s ferocious personality 

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer played with a long list of icons in 11 years at Manchester United, but has picked Cristiano Ronaldo and Roy Keane as the duo he’d bring back.

Wayne Rooney, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, Eric Cantona, the list goes on. Instead, the United boss has picked an unsettled superstar still terrorising defences, and who could be on the move in the summer.  

Juventus were knocked-out of the Champions League by Porto on Tuesday, continuing the Italian champions’ struggles in Europe since CR7’s arrival. As Inter storm away at the top of Serie A, a title defence is also looking unlikely.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has picked Cristiano Ronaldo as the player he’d bring back to Man United

Juventus are having a miserable season and a move away this summer is on the cards for CR7

Solskjaer admitted he isn’t confident he could manage old pal Roy Keane’s fiery personality 

PSG have been touted as the ex-Real Madrid star’s next destination but a fairytale return to Old Trafford and the prospect of guiding his old club to their first title since 2011 could be the more attractive option for the 36-year-old. 

‘There’s a few players I’ve played with that I’d love to have in my team, of course,’ the Norwegian told the club’s website. 

‘I’d love the player Roy Keane, I’m not sure if I could manage him though.

‘I’d sign him every day of the week, Roy was so influential but then again, I played with Cristiano [Ronaldo].

The opportunity to guide Man United to their first title since 2011 could bring Ronaldo back

‘He’s been the best player in the world alongside Messi for the past 10-15 years now, so Cristiano.

‘You’d take him in your team, for sure.’

Keane and Solskjaer’s United careers overlapped for seven years, operating at the heart of a golden era for the club before the Irishman’s spat with Sir Alex Ferguson saw him walk away in 2005.  

That elusive 21st league title is off the cards this season, with Manchester City sprinting away at the top – 17 points clear of their neighbours. 

A prime Roy Keane and the still prolific Ronaldo landing in United’s squad would likely close that gap, but Solskjaer still has a chance of bringing the Portuguese back.




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