Manchester United’s summer business gave the impression to be done after they recruited Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid respectively.
But, when it became apparent Ronaldo could find yourself at Manchester City, the Red Devils decided to take motion.
United brought the veteran back to Old Trafford, believing his return could help them challenge the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League table.
Yet while Ronaldo notched a formidable 24 goals across all competitions, The Times say Solskjaer regretted bringing the 37-year-old back.
A source near the club says the Norwegian believed Ronaldo ‘didn’t fit’ with what he wanted to realize.
United had been constructing a young, attacking, high-octane team on the time of the previous Real Madrid and Juventus star’s second coming.
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But he rose to the forefront towards the top of the season, particularly after the heartbreaking death of his newborn daughter.
Ronaldo is about to play a job for United under recent boss Erik ten Hag, who has been confirmed as Solskjaer’s everlasting successor.
And, speaking recently, the forward said: “What I learn about him is he did a incredible job for Ajax, that he’s an experienced coach.
“But we want to provide him time.
“Things need to vary the best way he wants.
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“I hope we’ve success, in fact, because, if you have got success, all of Manchester goes to have success as well. I wish him the very best.
“We’re completely satisfied and excited, not only as players, however the supporters as well.
“I wish him the very best and let’s consider that, next 12 months, we’re going to win trophies.”
Jamie Carragher, nevertheless, thinks Ten Hag should offload Ronaldo despite the actual fact he guarantees goals.
“I’m convinced [Ten Hag] has got to do it with Ronaldo. I’m convinced,” he said.
“Whether he’s allowed to or not, and I’ve said this consistently through this season, that was not a superb signing.
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“Cristiano Ronaldo is one among the best players of all time, and I’m seen because the guy that is criticising Ronaldo.
“Ronaldo’s a much higher player than I used to be; I could not even lace his boots, obviously. But I’m not saying that to be disrespectful to him – he’s amazing.
“Ronaldo has never played in a team this bad. He’s at all times played for nice teams. His attitude of attempting to be the principal man, getting the goals, driving people on; if you’re in an amazing team, they’re seen as positives.
“Once you’re not playing for an amazing team, it may well be seen as a negative, and I feel it has been a negative this season.
“Man United cannot go into next season with a forward who’s going to be 38. Even when he does rating goals, that is not right for Man United – one among the most important clubs on the planet.”