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It has been predicted that Cristiano Ronaldo will become Manchester United manager in the next 18 months.
Tim Sherwood has made the bold claim that Ronaldo will be ready to take the Old Trafford hotseat sooner rather than later.
He believes the 36-year-old will walk into management when he retires, with an incident during Sunday's 2-1 win over West Ham proving it.
"I think it's OK that Ronaldo's on the touchline and Ole's going to have to accept it. If he brings him to his football club you've got to know what you're bringing in," Sherwood told Ladbrokes per CaughtOffside.
"It's a completely different Ronaldo to the one who was at Old Trafford the first time around.
"He knows how he's needed and if he feels like he needs to stand next to the manager and give instructions then you've got to let him do that.
"I'm not sure he'd be doing that with Jose Mourinho mind you, it would be very different with him still in charge, but you'd also have to ask Ronaldo why he feels it's necessary to stand up and give some instruction in the first place.
"We've seen him do it on the international stage, most recently at the Euros, barking out orders. That boy will be a manager 100%.
"I would have a bet on him being Manchester United manager in 18 months. Whenever Ronaldo finishes playing I think he will become a manager, it will be an automatic choice."
Former Tottenham manager Sherwood then said current boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer would likely be safe if he won a top trophy this campaign.
If they didn't however, Ronaldo is right there waiting in the wings.
"If they win the Premier League, Champions League, FA Cup, any of those trophies, then Solskjaer keeps his job, but if they don't win anything I think they've got a manager there in the making.
"He could bring an experienced coach in there with him - someone like Carlos Queiroz - as he'll know plenty of them, and I can see him being a manager at Man United in the future."
Ronaldo could be seen having a word with central defenders Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire prior to kick-off.
He scored the equaliser after Said Benrahma's deflected effort had put West Ham ahead.
A winner wouldn't come until the 89th minute when Jesse Lingard smashed home for his second goal in three games.
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