The Manchester Evening News says Ronaldo is 'holding the dressing room together' at Old Trafford as the club continues to reel from their chastening 5-0 home thrashing by arch rivals Liverpool on Sunday.
The report adds that Ronaldo is urging players 'to not down tools' and to maintain standards - despite some irked by Solskjaer's tactics and personnel choices.
Ronaldo knows Solskjaer well having played alongside him during his first spell at the club before being brought by the under-fire manager over the summer in a £19.7million deal from Juventus.
Despite Ronaldo's rallying cry, pressure is mounting on Solskjaer as the club fail to meet expectations under his watch.
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