‘A 37-year-old player cannot win you the Premier League’ – Paul Merson tells next Manchester United manager to be strong and make this decision

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Sky Sports pundit Paul Merson has said that it’s a big mistake for Manchester United to be reliant on 37-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ronaldo has scored 18 goals this season and has bailed out Manchester United at times with his brilliance, but Arsenal legend Paul Merson believes that Ronaldo can’t win Manchester United the league, and it’s a mistake to trust a 37-year-old with that responsibility.

Interestingly, Paul Merson has called United boss Ralf Rangnick and former boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer ‘weak managers’.

He wrote in a  column for Sky Sports: “I don’t think the manager who’s coming in is going to be as soft. I don’t think it’s going to work with him. If you want to win the Premier League, that isn’t happening.

“I thought Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was weak, I think Ralf Rangnick is weak with the way it’s happened.

“Someone who’s coming in has got to be majorly strong. You’re not going to win the league with a 37-year-old up front in my opinion.

“The worrying thing for Man Utd is he’s their best player and top scorer. You can’t say he hasn’t been a success – he’s the top scorer at Man Utd, the biggest club in the world, and he’s 37.

“But you’ve got to put it in perspective – Man Utd are there to win trophies, not just make numbers up and try to get fourth.

“He’s probably done his job but him doing his job hasn’t helped anybody else. It might sound silly because he’s done well, but that means no one else has done well.”