Sir Alex Ferguson indirectly criticized Manchester United footballer Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for not putting Cristian Ronald in the starting line-up in Saturday’s match with Everton.
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Right Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho warm up during United’s match with Everton.
The home team only drew in the 7th round of the Premier League with “Toffees” 1: 1 and lost other important points in the fight for the title.
Surprisingly, Solskjaer left the Portuguese striker only on the bench with the substitution, sending him into the game only in the 57th minute with the score 1: 0.
United did not keep the lead, in the 65th minute he equalized to the final 1: 1 Andros Townsend, who paradoxically celebrated his goal in the style of Ronald.
“You should always start a match with a lineup of your best players. Everton players were encouraged when they saw that Ronaldo was not playing, “Ferguson said in a video posted on the instagram of UFC champion Chabib Nurmagomedov, with whom the legendary coach talked in the bowels of Old Trafford.
Seventy-nine-year-old Scotland, who led United from 1986 to 2013 and won a record 13 league titles with him and twice won the Champions League, joined the numerous voices criticizing Solskjaer.
Ronald is doing well when he returns to Manchester, scoring a total of five goals in the first six matches.
At the set time, he also took care of the winning intervention of ManU in the dramatic duel of the Champions League with Villarreal (2: 1), which was played three days before the duel with Everton. The Portuguese gunner looked frustrated on Saturday and shook his head after the final whistle.
However, Solskjaer defended his decision to let Ronald rest. Despite the division of points, he did not regret not deploying the 36-year-old striker from the initial kick-off.
“During the season, you have to decide how to spread the workload of players. I think I made the right decision in this case. Ronald and I understand this more than experts and journalists.
It is necessary to consider when to use it and when not. He is no longer a young man, but he is still the same professional.
This time, too, he came in with energy and a good attitude, “said the Norwegian coach, who played for United as a player under Ferguson from 1996 to 2007.