Alex Ferguson Aims Dig At Solskjaer for Starting Cristiano Ronaldo From the Bench Against Everton

Alex Ferguson Aims Dig At Solskjaer for Starting Cristiano Ronaldo From the Bench Against Everton

  • Alex Ferguson appeared to have criticised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for relegating Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench against Everton
  • The five-time Ballon d’Or winner came on as a substitute in their 1-1 draw at home to the Toffees in the Premier League
  • According to a clip sighted on social media, Ferguson who was spotted with UFC star Khabib said a manager should always start with his best players

Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has aimed a dig at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for relegating Cristiano Ronaldo to the bench against Everton, GOAL reports.

Ronaldo came on as a substitute in the 57th minute when United were 1-0 ahead, but the Toffees equalised courtesy Andros Townsend as the match ended 1-1.

And Ferguson seemed to have criticised Solskjaer for limiting Ronaldo to the bench as the legendary former tactician shared a conversation with mixed martial arts superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Alex Ferguson tells Solskjaer to use his best players. Photo: VI Images
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Ferguson who remains United’s most successful manager, commented that "you should always start with your best players" in reference to Ronaldo's diminished role.

The video begins midway through the conversation, with Ferguson saying:

"I also think that when they saw Ronaldo wasn't playing..."

Nurmagomedov reminds him that Ronaldo entered in the second half before Ferguson interjects, replying via Independent ie:

"I know, but you should always start with your best players."

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Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to change his tactics in order to help him perform better after a promising start to his return to Man United.

The Portuguese superstar has scored his fifth goal in all competitions including the dramatic winner against Villarreal in the Champions League.

However, according to reports from ESPN the five-time Ballon d'Or is not satisfied with Solskjaer's tactics which he believes can be improved upon.

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The 36-year-old wants the ball to move quicker in attacking areas instead of the gradual build-up from defence into the midfield.

The Portuguese forward wants the ball to be played into the final third to increase his chances of scoring more goals.

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Legit.ng earlier reported that French club Paris Saint-Germain are desperate in signing Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland as the Parisians now lead the race to signing the 21-year-old lethal striker. PSG are leading the race for the Norwegian and his agent has now made a staggering salary request ahead of a stunning transfer.

Haaland is being trailed by several top European clubs with Chelsea, Real Madrid, Manchester City all keeping tabs on the phenomenal forward.

Source: Sports Brief News