"The manager will try to put out the best eleven and make changes during the game in order to win as many games as possible for a club as big as Manchester United. If you don't play well, if United lose too many games, who will get the blame? Ten Hag.

"You have to play the best players you think will win the game for you even if it means dropping a big-name player like Ronaldo.

"We are talking about one of the best players in the world for many, many, years, scoring goals for fun. I think personally, it's very important that you sell Ronaldo because he cannot stay. I don’t think he should stay at Manchester United if he doesn’t play. He's too big of a name and it will always create these discussions."

Sven-Goran Eriksson was speaking to global investment platform Saxo and also gave some of his own predictions for the upcoming World Cup.

Marcus Rashford’s upturn in form has given him a ‘good chance' of starting for England in Qatar: “In recent games for Man United, Rashford has played very well and is starting to look like the player he was a couple of years ago. I’m not sure what happened to him in the last few seasons. He was down for a while. That happens to players, but he looks very confident and he looks very good.

"His recent form has a good chance of starting. It's good for England and it’s good for Southgate."

Raheem Sterling’s form is a concern and he may be a better option from the bench for England: "It's a very difficult World Cup because there are no friendly games prior to the tournament. Normally you have the players several weeks before the World Cup starts. You have the training and play one or two friendly games. Now, there are no friendly games.

"I think it's very much dependent on the form the players are in currently which might not help him. Raheem Sterling has incredible pace and one against one he can dribble and win games for England but he can also do this from the bench.”

When it comes to who will be the winner this year: “England has a great chance and I hope Kane wins Player of the Tournament, but I think Brazil will win it.

"I hope Harry Kane will be the stand-out player of the tournament, this would be great for England. However, you also have Karim Benzema, Neymar, and so many others.

"If I put money on which team is going to win the World Cup, I would say maybe England but most likely Brazil. I think they have fantastic football players out there with speed, technique, and experience with several Brazilians playing in Europe. I hope England will do it but let’s see."