The 36-year-old forward started on the bench as Massimiliano Allegri’s return to Juventus got off to a disappointing start on Sunday. Two mistakes from the Polish goalkeeper Wojciech Szczęsny saw his side relinquish an early two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at Udinese in the Italian league.
Ronaldo didn’t start amid reports he had asked to be on the bench and that he could still leave Juventus with a year remaining on his contract.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was asked on Friday about welcoming Ronaldo back and he refused to categorically rule out a move for the five times Ballon D’or winner.
“I didn’t think Cristiano would leave Juventus,” Solskjaer told a news conference on Friday. “If he ever wants to move away from Juventus he knows we are here.
“For me he is the greatest player of all time. We have had a bit of communication and I know Bruno [Fernandes] has been talking to him as well. There’s been a lot of speculation the last few days.
“Let’s see what happens with Cristiano, he’s a legend of this club. I played with him and coached him. He’s a tremendous human being. Let’s see what happens with Cristiano.”
Juventus legend and vice president Pavel Nedved believes Ronaldo will stay with the old lady. Speaking to DAZN, he said “We’ve decided together with Ronaldo. It’s normal for such speculations, Ronaldo will stay with us [Juventus]
Juventus are still convinced Cristiano will stay – as they’ve not received any official bids for him.