Tim Sherwood tips Ronaldo to become a coach in just 18 months
"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," ex-Tottenham and Aston Villa coach Tim Sherwood told Ladbrokes.
"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."
Cristiano Ronaldo was spotted joining Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on the touchline during Man United's game against Young Boys. The 36-year-old appeared to be giving out instructions just as confidently as his manager.
It's not clear whether Cristiano has obtained any coaching badges, although he did toy with that idea in the past.