Wolves boss Bruno Lage has joked that Cristiano Ronaldo is welcome at Molineux if ever he parts ways with Manchester United.

Lage takes his team – who have seen two games postponed due to coronavirus since they drew 0-0 with Chelsea on December 19 – to Old Trafford on Monday expecting a severe challenge from his fellow Portuguese.

Ronaldo has eight league goals since returning to United last summer yet it has not been a completely smooth ride. The 36-year-old has looked frustrated at times while there have been questions about whether he is suited to the intense pressing style of interim boss Ralf Rangnick.

Bruno Lage has joked that Cristiano Ronaldo is welcome at Wolves if ever he leaves Man United

Bruno Lage has joked that Cristiano Ronaldo is welcome at Wolves if ever he leaves Man United

Bruno Lage has joked that Cristiano Ronaldo is welcome at Wolves if ever he leaves Man United

Ronaldo is facing questions over whether he is suited to Ralf Rangnick's system at United

Ronaldo is facing questions over whether he is suited to Ralf Rangnick's system at United

Ronaldo is facing questions over whether he is suited to Ralf Rangnick’s system at United

‘If they are not happy with him, I have a place for him here,’ smiled Lage, before adding quickly: ‘But I know they are happy with him.

‘When you look for a player the most important thing is to see what he can give to your team. When you have a player like him who can score goals, it is hard to believe he is 36.

‘He has been at this level since he was very young. He is a machine, he wants to score, to score, to score. 

Lage says his fellow Portuguese is still a 'massive player' who would get in any side in the world

Lage says his fellow Portuguese is still a 'massive player' who would get in any side in the world

Lage says his fellow Portuguese is still a ‘massive player’ who would get in any side in the world

‘He is a massive player, I think any team in the world would want a player like him.’

Wolves had to request their match at Arsenal, scheduled for December 28, be rearranged because of Covid-19 and injury problems.

They hope to be able to fulfil the fixture at United but Lage is still uncertain. He said: ‘Now I need to understand which players are available. We have to understand who is fit and ready to play – this is the important thing.’

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