Ronaldo scored twice – including the game-winning goal – in the 4-1 win over Newcastle to cap a memorable second start at Old Trafford.
United have won three and drawn one of their first four Premier League games and sit first in the table with Ronaldo returning to the club.
“I don’t think so,” Solskjaer said when asked if he had any doubts about Ronaldo’s effectiveness. “He does what he does. Cristiano lifts everyone up, concentrates everyone when he’s around, he sets demands on himself that place demands on his teammates and on us, and that’s why he’s done so much in his career, he’s been so disciplined.
“He’s evolved, he’s a developed player, he’s a different type of player than when he left, but he’s still a ruthless and clinical scorer, and he feels the great moments. He sniffs when there is a goal. “
Ronaldo had to deliver a speech to his new teammates – a mandatory introductory address for all newcomers – at the team’s hotel on Friday night, but Solskjaer declined to disclose details of what the 36-year-old said.
“Of course everyone when they come into the squad they have to introduce themselves, so maybe not everyone knows their name,” Solskjaer joked. “At least they’re doing it now.
“The atmosphere around the club has been electric, the fans have really enjoyed the last 10 days since he signed and there are high expectations for the team today and he has kept his promises.
“He said his name was Cristiano, that’s all I can say. I didn’t want to take him off unless he wanted to get out. He needs the minutes, he had a little pre-season, he lost a few games for Juventus and Portugal, so we just needed to give him 90 minutes late. “