Louis Saha insists it ‘wouldn’t be the right move’ for to offload this summer amid speculation linking the striker with an exit from Old Trafford.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner returned to United last summer and ended the 2021/22 campaign as the club’s top scorer on 24 goals across all competitions.
The Manchester side endured a dismal season, however, finishing sixth and recording their lowest ever points tally in a Premier League season.
Ronaldo has been linked with , Inter Miami, Roma, and a return to former club Sporting Lisbon this summer.
But former Red Devils striker Saha can envisage the 37-year-old remaining at United and playing an important role under new boss Erik ten Hag.
‘It could go both ways, no one can guarantee anything apart from Cristiano. He’s the only one to answer that,’ Saha told .
‘It wouldn’t be the right move for Man United to let him go because he’s such a big asset.
‘I can definitely see him continuing to keep doing what he’s doing best, which is scoring goals and helping his club get back to where it belongs.’
In terms of if he can play a big role in Ten Hag’s side, Saha said: ‘Definitely. Not only by scoring goals, but with his stature.
‘I’m sure the new manager will want to implement some new rules and new standards that fit with Ronaldo.
‘Maybe not so much on the pressing side, but his work ethic and his desire to always be accountable.
‘Performance-wise, Ronaldo is up there with the best, he’ll drive the players that need confidence, like Rashford. It’s a new manager, new rules, new atmosphere and I’m very excited.’
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