Speaking on Sky Sports, Roy Keane said: “Cristiano Ronaldo’s signing was a short-term fix, for the fans, for the share price. But he has still scored the goals. Manchester United have bigger problems than Ronaldo.
“I just think with the goals that he has got, his performances, warrants staying at the club. But Man United have to get players around him, they have to get other strikers in, there has to be competition for places.
“If the leading goalscorer, the man you are depending on, is 37 years of age then that is certainly not good but I would certainly be holding onto Ronaldo. However, there might be conversation.
“Conversations about the way you are going to play or that you are not going to be playing week in and week out. But why would you get rid of a player who scores that many goals? I don’t see the logic in it.”
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo’s long-term future will be decided in the next few weeks with Man United likely to play in the Europa League under Erik ten Hag next season.
However, it has been suggested that the Portuguese is willing to stay at Old Trafford under a new manager even without Champions League football.