Sir Alex Ferguson adds to the pressure on Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer from Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has recently ruffled a few Man United feathers.
With his comments on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision to sideline Cristiano Ronaldo over the weekend, Sir Alex Ferguson has added to the pressure on the Norwegian. For the 1-1 draw with Everton, the Portuguese superstar was left out of the starting lineup.
Ferguson, the legendary Manchester United manager, appeared to openly admit that he disagreed with Solskjaer’s decision to bench Ronaldo against Everton.
The 36-year-old had to wait until the 57th minute to make his Old Trafford debut, with United leading 1-0 at the time.
The choice to keep Ronaldo on the bench garnered a lot of flak, with Gary Neville among those who chastised Solskjaer for failing to deliver a result after making such a bold move.
Ferguson, on the other hand, was found criticizing his former teammate Solskjaer on the Instagram account of ex-UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“But I also think that when they (Everton) saw that Ronaldo wasn’t playing, it was a bit…”, the Russian was overheard saying in the directors’ room at Old Trafford.
“He came on in the second half…” Khabib responded.
“I know,” Ferguson cautioned, “but you should always start with your top players.”
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On his Sky Sports podcast, Neville, a former teammate of Solskjaer, revealed his honest opinion on the Ronaldo situation.
“I watched the game and saw him go away,” he claimed. I don’t think I like it.
“Does Cristiano get irritated when he doesn’t play?” Yes. Is he irritated if he doesn’t score? Yes. Is Cristiano enraged when his team fails to win? Yes, of course. We already know these truths; he doesn’t have to prove them to us.
“He walked off the pitch muttering to himself, which raises some interesting questions.” ‘Can you tell me what he’s saying?’ Who is he irritated with?’ And the only person who can help is the manager.
“So I believe that moves like that – which Ronaldo is well aware of – will put great pressure on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
“It is what it is, but I believe it will have to be managed in the next months.” Cristiano won’t always score and won’t be able to play every game, but I believe if he’s going to walk off like that, it’s.