Dimitar Berbatov has warned Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær to keep his squad happy, as the re-signing of Cristiano Ronaldo may have reduced some players' game time.
Speaking exclusively to BetFair, the two-time Premier League winner said that whilst Ronaldo's return is a huge boost to The Red Devils, it may make certain stars feel disenfranchised.
"I'm not surprised by the immediate impact he (Ronaldo) has made at United," Berbatov said. "He will only get better as the season goes on.
You cannot argue with his goal scoring and the aura that he brings to the team. It will be interesting to see how Ole keeps the other players happy. He will have to decide how he uses the likes of Edison Cavani and Anthony Martial. This is when managing a talented squad becomes difficult because players will feel hard done by."
The Bulgarian also said that Ronaldo's arrival will have disappointed striker Edison Cavani the most. He hopes that Solskjær will speak to the Uruguayan and clarify his future sooner rather than later.
I hope Ole has had an honest conversation with Cavani about his plans for the team. As a player in this situation, you understand that the manager's job is to pick the best team but you always want to play and become unhappy when you're left out."
Berbatov, who won the Premier League's 'Golden Boot' in the 2010/2011 season, was also asked about United's disappointing late defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday night. He believes the team need to be more intelligent if they are to be successful in Europe this season.
"Aaron Wan-Bissaka's red card was a big blow... but the Red Devils should have dealt with the situation better," the ex-Tottenham Hotspur man said. "When you go down to 10 men, you need to be more focussed and more intelligent. United were neither and, in the end, a lapse in concentration from Jesse Lingard cost them.
The result shows that United need to be more streetwise in the Champions League. Their players should not be getting red cards in the first half of away matches. But the occasion can get to players, cloud their judgement and lead to rash decisions. In the circumstances, a draw would have been a decent result."
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