Rangnick warned not to sub Ronaldo

English Premier League

A former Manchester United star has warned interim manager Ralf Rangnick about substituting Cristiano Ronaldo in the future after unpleasant reaction this week.

Ronadlo was taken off in the win over Brentford on Wednesday evening, although he was not happy with the decision and expressed his displeasure on the bench.

Owen Hargreaves, who won the Premier League and Champions League with United, feels Rangnick has now got to think twice about substituting his top scorer.

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"I don't think Ralf will be taking Cristiano off again any time soon," Hargreaves told Optus Sport.

"Ronnie let him know, 'Just keep me on, I'm fit, I'm probably the greatest athlete at 36 years old in the world'. He doesn't want to be taken off.

"Rangnick has to be careful, because he has dropped the club captain Harry Maguire, Ronnie is on his side but he was frustrated that he came off, there is no need to take him off.

"You want to keep Cristiano on side if you can."

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