‘Manchester United fans must accept this fact about Cristiano Ronaldo’ – Former Liverpool midfielder says

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Former Liverpool midfielder Danny Murphy has hailed the ability of Cristiano Ronaldo, but doesn’t think the 37-year-old Portuguese is not what Manchester United need.

Ronaldo is a cult hero among fans, but Murphy insists it’s time fans let go of their beloved idol.

He told the Daily Mail: “Selling Ronaldo will be difficult for United fans. He’s a hero and rightly so but that doesn’t alter the fact it needs to happen for the future good of the team.

“It might be different if Ronaldo had the personality to accept he can’t play every week, but that wouldn’t happen. He’s never played second fiddle.

“If the new manager wants Harry Kane, I’m not sure Ronaldo would want a supporting role. Already he’s eaten into the game time of younger players.

“His presence was meant to improve Jadon Sancho and Marcus Rashford but if anything their form has suffered.

“Ronaldo is an all-time great but he isn’t the solution to United’s problems. They need a world-class manager and let him build, even it means letting go of a legend.”