Man Utd player can be a problem if not handled correctly – Solskjaer receives warning from former Man Utd coach

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Former Manchester United assistant manager Steve McClaren has warned Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that Cristiano Ronaldo ‘can be a problem’ if he’s not used correctly.

“You see from his body language, you saw it from the game against Atalanta, he’s driving the team on, it’s reminding me a little bit like Roy Keane,” the former England boss told The McClaren Performance Podcast.

“He was more vocal, direct, honest but I see that body language that I need more from these players, we’ve got to do more. Bringing in a person into the dressing room like that can make or break you. He can do the job, he can do it.

“What you have to do is use him, he’s the solution but he’s also the problem, if you don’t handle him right then that can be a problem for the manager.

“There’s various ways to do it, integrate Ronaldo into the team so that they play as a team. In the present moment they’re not playing as a team.

“When you look at Chelsea, Liverpool, Man City you can see a team, an identity in the way they’re playing, Ole bringing Ronaldo in as the number nine is searching for that formula.”