Teddy Sheringham, a former Manchester United forward, believes that new manager Erik ten Hag must determine whether attacker Cristiano Ronaldo will fit into his preferred playing style next season.
Ten Hag, according to Sheringham, needs to figure out whether Ronaldo will be a “help” or a “hindrance.”
In the 2021-22 season, Ten Hag took over a Man United team that had its worst-ever Premier League season in terms of points.
Man United, too, failed to win a trophy and finished outside the top four in the Premier League.
“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.”