Ole Gunnar Solskjaer warned his Manchester United forwards that Cristiano Ronaldo will not be warming the Old Trafford bench.
The Portugal star is closing in on a return to United after Mason Greenwood’s late goal gave them a 1-0 victory at Wolves.
On Friday United announced they have agreed a £19.7million deal with Juventus to bring Ronaldo back to Old Trafford, 12 years after he left for Real Madrid.
Solskjaer’s side squeezed past Wolves despite being second best for much of the match and the manager insisted he expects the 36-year-old to go straight into his side.
“He is not signing to sit on the bench. He is going to make us a better team,” said Solskjaer.
“We need to get all the paperwork done, hopefully we can get that sorted and we can announce it 100%.
“Then he is away with Portugal, they have three games, his last game is Tuesday (7 September) and then we can get him back to Manchester and be involved as soon as possible.”