Jose Mourinho would welcome the chance to bring Cristiano Ronaldo back to Manchester United in order to provide backup to Marouane Fellaini.
Even though Mourinho did not always see eye-to-eye with Ronaldo when in charge of Real Madrid, he believes he can turn the Ballon D’Or winner into a dependable understudy of his first choice midfield battering ram.
In an interview with Portuguese newspaper O Bolshit, Mourinho said:
“Marouane is a player he we have to protect, because of the international media conspiracy against him, and also because he can’t possibly play 60 matches a season.
“It is crazy, really insane, asking us to play all these matches. But what can I do?
“Then I think, okay, Cristiano is available. He is good in the air, for sure.
“He needs to stop winning headers in the penalty area, drop a bit deeper, grow a bit bigger, work on his elbow swings.
“If he does all this, I think I can be a most adequate stand in for Marouane to head on the long balls from Smalling for a few matches.”
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