Speaking to Paddy Power, former Arsenal full-back Nigel Winterburn said: “Cristiano Ronaldo playing ahead of Mason Greenwood and Marcus Rashford is very intriguing because you have a superstar coming back to your club, potentially coming towards the end of his career but expects to play every game.
“Ronaldo is 36 but we can see in his body and in his desire that he doesn’t look like someone approaching the end of his career. If they’re putting Ronaldo in the team, they must have a style of play that is geared towards getting the best out of him. Even though he’s a superstar, he’s played a lot more than I expected.
“That’s the type of guy he is. He never looks happy when he’s sat on the bench. It’s such a difficult conundrum but Manchester United have brought him back and they have to find a system with the interim manager which produces the best results for them and at the moment, they are struggling to do that.”
Ralf Rangnick is currently struggling to get the best out of Ronaldo and even the switch back to the 4-3-3 formation isn’t getting the best out of the Portuguese.
The German could also have a major issue on his hands after the 36-year-old’s angry reaction to being substituted in the second half against Brentford on Wednesday.