Speaking about any worries about starting Cristiano Ronaldo in his 3rd game in 8 days, Ralf Rangnick said: “Physically he seems to be fit. He is doing everything. He is a top professional, he looks after himself and after his body, he eats the right things.
“At the age of, I think, is he 36 right now, I’ve never seen a player at this age [like this]. Maybe [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic, who is even a little bit older, but he’s a different kind of player.
“But I don’t see why he shouldn’t be able to play three games within eight days. But if at one stage we need to rest him it’s no problem – but then it’s even more important to have Edinson [Cavani] in the squad.”
There have been some opinions made on how Ronaldo should be benched against Wolves after missing some chances against Burnley. The Portuguese forward remains Man United’s top scorer this season with 14 goals in all competitions.
After admitting that 2021 wasn’t a good year for him, Ronaldo definitely won’t accept getting benched and will aim to start 2022 with a bang by scoring against Wolves.