The last few games the kid has looked weary like, he's playing on automatic and it is starting to look like his year of constant playing is starting to catch up with him. I've been advocating the playing of the same (best) xi over and over until they are familar enough to work as a unit. I'm beginning to have my doubts that this can work with a burnt out player being used in such an important 'go to' role in the team. Fergie said he'll give him a rest for 2 or 3 weeks over Christmas..I think he needs it ASAP. Question is who can be played out right to give Ronnie the rest he so clearly needs? Do we go for youth? Play Klebs or Smith there? Fletcher/Miller/PNeville (all no's imo) If we want to streak after Christmas/New Year action is going to have to be taken pretty soon to have all the players fresh in time. So what players &/or system would you employ to give Ronaldo his rest?