EPL: Solskjaer to unleash Ronaldo against Newcastle

"He’ll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure," Solskjaer said.
Ronald and Solskjear
Ronald and SolskjearGetty

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, says he will unsleah his deadline day acquisition, Cristiano Ronaldo, at Old Trafford on Saturday when they welcome Newcastle United.

Ronaldo, during a special interview with former teammate, Wes Brown, had expressed his readiness for the game, adding that he would pressure Solskjaer into using him for the game.

The 36-year-old has been training with his United teammates since Tuesday, adding to his pre-season with Juventus and a World Cup qualifier for Portugal where he netted twice to become the top scorer in International football.

During a chat with the media ahead of Saturday's match, the Norwegian, confirmed Ronaldo's appearance in tomorrow's game.

"He’s been having a good pre-season with Juventus. He’s played for the national team, he’s had a good week with us here. He’ll definitely be on the pitch at some point, that’s for sure."

“He has evolved as a player. I don’t think you’ll see see those 18,19, 20 step overs before he goes past you but he still has them, the step over, shift and shoot.

“He has developed into one of the most accurate finishers I have seen.

“What he developed in his years at Real Madrid has impressed us all.

“He is one of the best of course in the air, his timing and desire to get on the end of crosses is second to non.

“He still hits the target 99 times out of 100 when he shoots from outside the box as well.

“He knows the game more, definitely, he knows which positions to drop into and when to run in behind and he is still as quick it looks like from the stats.

“He's in such good nick still and will be looking in the next few years to play and score as many goals as he can.

“We don't have his skill set in the team, the mix, no one has really. He is one of the best players that's ever played the game.”

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