The undeniable force that Cristiano Ronaldo is can be seen every time he is fielded by Manchester United and talks are that coach Erik Ten Hag is slowly getting Ronaldo ready to start matches instead of sitting on the bench an hour.
If that is true, then it would crush further rumours of a Ronaldo move out of Manchester United as a Turkish outlet Ajansspor says Fenerbahce could now sign Ronaldo, with the two sides agreeing a deal in principle.
Perhaps there is intense pressure from all sides for Ten Hag to come down his stool and give Ronaldo a chance to prove, once again, what is his worth.
Ten Hag is criticised by some pundits for putting Ronaldo on the bench for most of the time during a Manchester United Match.
There is a lot of questions about Ronaldo during Ten Hag’s pressers and interviews and he is surely finding it harder now to dismiss the issue.
The question everyone is asking him is whether he will let Ronaldo play or will he let him go?
Now that the transfer window is closed, Ronaldo can’t go anywhere but wait at Old Trafford to see if the new coach warms up to the idea that the superstar is actually worth more than all the players he has at United.
For that matter, CaughtOffside says it has exclusive tips on how Ten Hag is working for Ronaldo to start matches and this may happen soon.
Former Manchester United midfielder Luke Chadwick says Ten Hag will have no choice but to allow Ronaldo to start some matches. The problem all coaches will face soon is the very short window in which matches are played.
Man Utd is competing in all competitions and Ronaldo is among the team members who are selected to play in the Europa Cup.
Unlike other club managers, Ten Hag is lucky not to have many wounded players in his current squad.
He is also lucky that Rashford is performing but with the toll of upcoming matches and the short window between the competitions in the run-up to the World Cup in November, Ten Hag has no options but to play the veteran upfront.
We believe most of the Manchester United supporters are hoping that Ten Hag starts to make sense in playing Ronaldo more often and earlier in matches.