Following the news of Manchester United’s “kidnapping” of Portuguese Cristiano Ronaldo, by rivals Manchester City, in the transfer market, team manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed his opinion on the story.
And Norway’s Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Manchester United manager, confirmed that he doesn’t believe Portuguese star Cristiano Ronaldo’s joining Manchester City’s arch-rival was a possibility during the summer transfer market.
Ronaldo returned to United 12 years after leaving the squad for Real Madrid in 2009, and is expected to make his first appearance against Newcastle on Saturday in his second spell at Old Trafford.
And the “Don” appeared on the way to Manchester City after announcing his willingness to leave Juventus, before Manchester United entered the line of negotiations in the last moments and kidnapped him from the neighbor, the England champion.
However, Solskjaer confirmed in answer to a question during the press conference on the sidelines of the match: “How scary was the possibility of Ronaldo going to Manchester City?” “I don’t think there was any possibility of this,” continued the reporter, “at all?” “I don’t think so,” replied the Norwegian.
Who will take the penalty shootout?
Since the announcement of Ronaldo’s return, speculations have been raised about the identity of the player who will take the penalty kicks in the team, as his compatriot Bruno Fernandes has been the main executor of the team since his arrival in January 2020, while Ronaldo was the fixed shooter in Real Madrid, Juventus and his country.
Solskjaer replied: “I expected them to ask me this question and of course I talked to both of them. We have two players that I trust a lot to kick and it’s fantastic.”
He continued: “They know from the conversation we have had and from the conversations we will have before the matches, how we will solve this problem, my decision will be on what will happen and they will both do what they usually do when they are asked to take sanctions.”
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