Ole Gunnar Solskaer and Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo Joins Juventus Photo by Marcio Machado/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Manchester United former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer reportedly regrets re-signing Cristiano Ronaldo to the club ahead of Erik ten Hag's arrival in the team.

A source close to the club shared that the Norwegian believed Ronaldo "did not fit" with what he wanted the club to achieve. Man Utd had been understood to be gathering and building a young, attacking, high-octane team when the former Real Madrid and Juventus star returned to Old Trafford.

United's summer business seemingly appeared to be done when they recruited Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane, from Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid, respectively. The five-time Ballon d'Or winner had been expected to close a deal with Manchester City from Juventus instead. However, the Red Devils decided to take action; Ronaldo ended up making a dramatic comeback after 12 years away from Man Utd.

United brought the legend back to Old Trafford, believing his return could help them defeat Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League table. Despite the Portuguese international's impressive 24 goals across all competitions, news claimed that Solskjaer regretted bringing the 37-year-old back.

Meanwhile, new images of what appeared to be United's away shirt for next season have been "leaked" online. A series of pixelated photos appeared on The United Stand Twitter page, showing Ronaldo in the possible new away strip for next season. They seemed to be leaked images from the club's promotional shoot for the new strip, with the Portuguese footballer being joined by Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Anthony Elanga and Jadon Sancho in posing for shots in the new shirt.

The shirt appeared to be a throwback to the club's away strip for the 2015-2016 campaign, also being quite similar to their third kit from 2009-2010 to 2011-2012. However, the club crest looks set to be displayed on a black shield background — similar to the famous 1998-1999 away shirt.

While major sponsors, TeamViewer and Adidas logos are also set to be emblazoned in black on the front of the shirt in their usual positions. DXC Technology, an American multinational information technology services and consulting company, will likely become their new sleeve sponsor, with their logo placed on the left sleeve.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Norwich City at Old Trafford on April 16, 2022 in Manchester, United Kingdom. Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt - AMA/Getty Images

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