Solskjaer: It is hard to leave Ronaldo out
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Solskjaer: It is hard to leave Ronaldo out

Although it is 'impossible to leave Cristiano Ronaldo out,' Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that he will continue to make difficult decisions that would benefit the squad in the long run.

Since returning to the club in the latter parts of the summer transfer window, the Portugal international has scored five goals in six games for the Red Devils.

Before the international break, Ronaldo was selected on the bench for the 20-time English champions' match against Everton, which ended in a 1-1 tie.

Solskjaer has stated that he would want to start the 36-year-old forward in every game, but that he may have to drop him to the bench during hectic periods of fixtures.

"He's an exceptional player, exceptional finisher, goalscorer, exceptional pro, it's hard to leave him out and I think everyone would love to, how do you say, if you can go and play six games in six days and play the same XI every time, it's great but rotation, we need to get to April/May with everyone firing," Solskjaer told reporters.

"We got to May in the final stretch of last season and we were too tired. I manage the players for the club. It's nice to have him on the pitch, he'll always come up with the goods. The more we have him on the pitch, the better."

Ronaldo scored three goals in Portugal's 5-0 triumph over Luxembourg on Tuesday night, continuing his remarkable run of form for the national team.

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