Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left the door open to Manchester United signing Cristiano Ronaldo.
In his press conference ahead of the trip to Wolves on Sunday, streamed at 1.30pm on Friday afternoon on the club’s official app, Solskjaer was asked about Ronaldo.
Juventus manager Max Allegri has confirmed that Ronaldo wants to leave the club.
Manchester City have been linked but Solskjaer suggested United would be interested if he moves.
“Ronaldo is probably the greatest player of all time with [Lionel] Messi. I didn’t think he would turn out to leave Juventus,” said Solskjaer.
“There has been speculation. We have always had a good communication. He knows what we feel about him. If he is going to move away from United, he knows we are here.
“I know Bruno [Fernandes] has been talking to him as well.
“I don’t want to speculate too much. He is such a legend of this club. I played with him and coached him. He almost retired me in a game against Wolves. He’s a tremendous human being.”
Hope for United fans?
Ronaldo signing for City would be a nightmare scenario for United fans, given his legacy at the club.
If Ronaldo were to move at the end of his career, it’s likely many United supporters dreamed it would be to make a return to Old Trafford.
To see him on the other side of town would be horrible. Solskjaer has seemingly left the door open for him to join.
What a boost Ronaldo coming back would be if United could make the finances work on a deal.
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