Fergie criticises Solskjaer for benching Ronaldo vs Everton in chat with Khabib

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Sir Alex Ferguson, in conversation with Khabib Nurmagomedov, was heard criticizing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his decision to sell Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s draw with Everton.

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The legendary Old Trafford boss, who led the Red Devils to 13 Premier League titles, was spotted on Saturday with several celebs including Usain Bolt, Patrice Evra and former UFC star.

Ferguson was heard criticizing Solskjaer for leaving Ronaldo on the bench against Everton during a conversation with Khabib.
Ronaldo starts on the bench against Everton as Man Utd slip to 1-1 draw

Ronaldo starts on the bench against Everton as Man Utd slip to 1-1 drawcredit: EPA

And during a conversation with Khabib, Ferguson can be heard hitting out at Solskjaer’s decision to ‘rest’ Ronaldo for the game against the high-flying Toffees, which ended in a 1–1 draw. ended in


Giving his views on United failing to win, Ferguson said: “I think he saw Ronaldo not playing…”

When Khabib interrupted to say that the Portuguese star came in the second half, Fergie replied: “I know…

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“But you should always start with your best players.”

Solskjaer has since revealed that he dropped Ronaldo from the squad to rest him following his late heroism in a Champions League win over Villarreal a few days ago.

Boss claimed: “Well Wednesday was a big effort, big emotional and physical output so it needed to be refreshed.

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“The start of the game is very important, big players are also coming,
We believe this is a team that can lead the game.”

Solskjaer said: “Maybe everyone was hoping” [Ronaldo] Will play They still have a very strong team.”

After the game at Old Trafford, some fans demanded an ‘ole out’ on MUTV following his decision to leave Ronaldo on the bench.

And Gabby Agbonlahor has slammed Solskjaer, saying sticking Ronaldo on the bench is a ‘nonsensical offence’.

But Ronaldo was also criticized for his behavior on Saturday, with Gary Neville furious after the Portuguese ace walked down the tunnel.

Nev told Sky Sports: “I saw him walk and I can’t say I like it.

“Is Cristiano upset when he doesn’t play? Yes. Is Cristiano upset when he doesn’t score? Yes. Is Cristiano angry as hell when the team doesn’t win? Absolutely.

“We know those things. He doesn’t have to prove it.

“He walked off the pitch grumbling to himself, throwing questions into the air – what is he saying? What is he angry with?”

Solskjaer left Ronaldo on the bench after the Portuguese star's late heroics at Villarreal on Wednesday night in the Champions League

Solskjaer left Ronaldo on the bench after the Portuguese star’s late heroics at Villarreal on Wednesday night in the Champions Leaguecredit: getty

Neville continued: “It can only come back to the manager.

“An action like this – and Cristiano is smart enough to know this – will put real pressure on the manager, more pressure than Ole Gunnar Solskjaer already has.

“I think it’s something that has to be managed over the next few months.

“Cristiano isn’t always going to score, he’s probably not going to play every single game.

“But I think if he goes that way, it’s going to put a lot of pressure on Solskjaer … no doubt that’s what the game manager was talking about.”

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