Berbatov: Cristiano Ronaldo needs to understand the team comes first

Former Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov has given his verdict on Cristiano Ronaldo’s desire to play every game for Manchester United.

“Firstly, will Ronaldo want to play every game? Because yes he’s a serial winner, yes he has wanted to play every game throughout his career and every player wants that, but now he’s 36 and the time waits for no one,” Berbatov told Metro.

“He’s more mature and I’m very curious to see exactly how Ole is going to manage this situation. Ronaldo’s done it all, he’s seen it all. He’s going to have a good conversation with Ole and because there are five strikers in the team now, everybody brings something a bit different.

“How exactly Ole is going to manage everyone and make everyone happy is going to be very tricky.

“I’ve been in the same situation and I know that at the end of the day that someone is not going to be happy, but I trust that Ronaldo is going to be mature enough to understand the situation and to know that the team always comes first.”