In a conversation with UFC great Khabib Nurmagomedov, Sir Alex Ferguson appeared to criticize Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s choice to start Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for Manchester United’s 2-2 draw with Everton.
Ronaldo was unexpectedly picked as a replacement for United’s match against Everton at Old Trafford last Saturday, and despite Solskjaer’s decision to bring him off the bench after 57 minutes, the Red Devils were kept to a goalless draw by Rafa Benitez’s Toffees.
Solskjaer has been chastised for not playing Ronaldo, who has five goals in six games since his return to Old Trafford earlier this year, and Ferguson, the United manager’s old coach, has also attacked the tactical move.
Sir Alex was seen speaking with retired MMA star Khabib after the Old Trafford match in a video shared on the Dagestani fighter’s Instagram, and when the issue of the game came up, the Scot said: ‘But I also think that when they (Everton) discovered that Ronaldo wasn’t playing, it was a bit…’
‘I know, but you should always start with your best players,’ the great Manchester United manager said.
Ronaldo was spotted rushing down the tunnel in fury as the final whistle blew at Old Trafford, while Solskjaer defended his decision to sideline the Portuguese sensation.
Source: Daily Mail