Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warns Manchester United of Cristiano Ronaldo threat

Solskjaer warns United of Ronaldo threat
© PA Photos
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says that Manchester United are up against the "best player in the world" in Cristiano Ronaldo tonight.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has warned Manchester United that they are coming up against the best player in the world in Cristiano Ronaldo when they play Real Madrid tonight.

United face the Spanish champions at Santiago Bernebeu in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, and the former Red Devils striker believes that Ronaldo is currently the finest footballer on the planet.

"Of course he is the best player in the world," FootballEspana quotes the Norwegian as saying.

"If I could sign one player now it would be Cristiano Ronaldo. I have no doubt. Yes, I know about Messi. He's a fantastic player, four Ballon d'Ors. But if I had to sign a player then it would be Cristiano.

"I played with him for several years when he came to United at only 17. I saw him grow into a man, take responsibility and know how to behave in a dressing room. He is a great guy. I would like a 4-3 [to United], with three goals from Cristiano Ronaldo for Real Madrid."

Solskjaer scored the winning goal for Sir Alex Ferguson's side when they beat Bayern Munich 2-1 to lift the Champions League in 1999.

Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates a goal against Celta Vigo on January 9, 2013
Read Next:
Ferguson: 'Ronaldo is at his peak'
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole

Loading ...

Failed to load data.

1Manchester CityMan City24212170185265
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd24165349163353
5Tottenham HotspurSpurs24136547222545
7Leicester CityLeicester249783632434
11West Ham UnitedWest Ham2468103042-1226
13Crystal Palace2467112237-1525
14Huddersfield TownHuddersfield2466121941-2224
15Newcastle UnitedNewcastle2465132234-1223
16Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton2458111733-1623
17Stoke CityStoke2465132550-2523
19West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom24311101931-1220
20Swansea CitySwansea2345141435-2117
Login, I already have my ad-free pass
Log in with Facebook to customise Sports Mole
Buy ad-free access (show me the options)
Buy monthly ad-free access for £1.20/month
Buy yearly ad-free access for £12 (2 months free)
Settings - Logout - Manage your account
Settings - Logout - Manage your account