“His legs look tired” – Ralf Rangnick told to stop starting Manchester United star

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Former Aston Villa striker Gabriel Agbonlahor has urged Manchester United boss Ralf Rangnick to stop starting Cristiano Ronaldo because age has caught up with him.

Speaking to Football Insider, Gabriel Agbonlahor said: “For a lot of Manchester United fans, it will be painful watching Cristiano Ronaldo at the moment. You will have memories of Ronaldo now rather than the Ronaldo that was there before.

“He’s 37, he’s outdone most footballers by five but you can’t hide from ageing. Age catches up with everyone and it looks like it has caught up with Ronaldo. His legs look tired, he doesn’t look as quick and sharp getting round players.

“He’s also not a presser from the front either. With all those things, it doesn’t make sense for him to keep starting. But who else have Man United got? They’ve not got many other options in there.

“It’s a big worry for Man United if they have Ronaldo and Edinson Cavani as the options up there for next season. It’s time for Ronaldo and Lionel Messi to go and play and have some fun in MLS. The top leagues seem to be too much for them.”