Man Utd Must Start ‘Best Players’, Ferguson Says After Ronaldo Benched

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In this file picture taken on April 07, 2018 Manchester United’s former supervisor Alex Ferguson is seen within the crowd in the course of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Manchester United on the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, north west England. Ben STANSALL / AFP

 

Alex Ferguson has added to the rising strain on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by criticising the Manchester United supervisor’s determination to make use of Cristiano Ronaldo as an alternative towards Everton.

Solskjaer surprisingly left Ronaldo on the bench for the primary 57 minutes of Saturday’s damaging 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.

United had been main 1-0 when the Portugal star was launched, however Andros Townsend equalised to depart Solskjaer’s misfiring group with just one win of their previous 4 video games in all competitions.

Ronaldo has been in tremendous type since rejoining United, scoring 5 occasions in his first six video games, together with the late winner towards Villarreal three days earlier than the Everton match.

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The 36-year-old regarded pissed off, muttering to himself and shaking his head when he walked off the pitch at full-time on Saturday.

Solskjaer was already underneath fireplace after United’s current struggles left them two factors behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

Now his outdated boss Ferguson has inadvertantly elevated the scrutiny on the Norwegian.

In a dialog with former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov within the administrators’ lounge at Old Trafford, United legend Ferguson was filmed saying “you should always start with your best players”.

In the video, posted on Nurmagomedov’s Instagram account on Sunday, Ferguson instructed Everton acquired a lift “when they saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing”.

Ferguson performed a key function in Ronaldo’s blockbuster return to United in August, making a cellphone name to his former participant to persuade him to snub a suggestion from Manchester City in favour of an emotional transfer to Old Trafford.

The Ronaldo deal, mixed with the high-profile signings of England ahead Jadon Sancho and France defender Raphael Varane, have raised expectations of a United title problem this time period.

Speaking after the Everton recreation, Solskjaer defended his determination to relaxation Ronaldo.

“Me and him, we understand more than the experts,” he stated. “It’s about selecting the correct moments to play him, to not play him.

“He’s not a young puppy anymore but he’s as professional as ever and ready to come on and he came on with energy and attitude.”

Solskjaer, who performed underneath Ferguson from 1996 to 2007, continues to be ready to win his first trophy since taking on in December 2018.

United completed second within the Premier League final season and misplaced the Europa League closing towards Villarreal on penalties.

They final received the Premier League in Ferguson’s closing season in cost in 2013 and haven’t received any silverware since 2017.

 

AFP

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Man Utd Must Start ‘Best Players’, Ferguson Says After Ronaldo Benched

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