The 36-year-old is set to complete a return to Old Trafford and the coach is excited to welcome him into the squad
Ole Gunnar Solskjær said Cristiano Ronaldo would be motivated by saying he was too old after making his return to Manchester United.
United made the shock announcement they have reached an agreement to sign the 36-year-old at Juventus on Friday , despite the fact that his rivals Manchester City seem like the favorites to get him until then.
However, the signing has not yet been completed, and United boss Solskjaer is eager to welcome him to the team once the paperwork is completed.
What was said?
“Hopefully we can sort and announce the paperwork. He is an excellent player, a wonderful person,” said Solskjaer. Sky Sports before his team’s Premier League game against Wolves.
‘I’m excited to continue to build this team. He will bring something completely different.
‘I think everyone is looking forward to taking in Cristiano, finishing the paperwork and working with him.
“I think it just gives more confidence and confidence in what we do, what we build. We have gradually improved, signed younger players, Jadon signed [Sancho], who is also a young player, Raphael [Varane] who is so experienced and has won everything.
“Hopefully Cristiano can come in and show what he’s done in his career. We know he’s a more experienced player than when he was here, he’s developed and had an incredible career.
“I’m sure he likes all the talk about him being too old, make it personal and he’ll show what he can do.”
What can Man Utd expect from Ronaldo?
The Red Devils welcome a figure who has scored 118 goals in 292 games in all competitions in his first period at the club.
The 36-year-old helped United win three Premier League crowns and the Champions League before leaving for Real Madrid in 2009.
But since then, he has gone from strength to strength, winning two league titles in Spain and winning the Champions League trophy four more times.
At Juventus, Ronaldo won Serie A twice and was the league’s top scorer last season with 29 goals despite the Bianconeri finishing fourth.