“He’s one of the best players ever” – Solskjaer replies Cristiano Ronaldo critics

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Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has defended Cristiano Ronaldo amid criticisms over his impact in the United team.

There have been arguments over Ronaldo’s inability to apply himself to United pressing game and in build-up play.

In response, the Norwegian has pointed to the Portugal international’s 9 goals in 11 games as proof of the huge impact he has had on the team since moving back to the club in the summer.

“He’s one of the best players that’s ever walked on this planet and his impact on and off the pitch has been absolutely immense,” Solskjaer said.

“[T]he way he conducts himself, how people can say that as a negative I can’t see that one.

“He scores goals, works for his team, and is a top, top pro.”