Former Manchester United forward, Teddy Sheringham believes new manager, Erik ten Hag needs to work out whether attacker Cristiano Ronaldo fits into his preferred playing style next season.
Sheringham believes Ten Hag needs to figure out if Ronaldo will offer “help” or be a “hindrance”.
Ten Hag recently took over a Man United side that endured their worst ever Premier League campaign with respect to points in the 2021-22 season.
Man United also failed to win any trophy and finished outside of the Premier League top four.
“A superstar like Ronaldo will demand to play. Ronaldo has to understand his own body as well and appreciate that he is not 28 anymore. He is not at the pinnacle of his career,” Sheringham told Lord Ping (as quoted by Manchester Evening News).
Sheringham added: “It is a tough one because Manchester United fans want to see him out there because he can still produce moments of absolute brilliance. Is he going to be perfect for the way Ten Hag wants to play? Ten Hag needs to work that out. He needs to think if Ronaldo will be a help or a hindrance.”
“I think he will be a help because he’s a world-class player, but he does not have the mobility as much as he used to.”