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Cristiano Ronaldo: See why Solskjaer could bench him again despite Ferguson's comment

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer may decide not to start Cristiano Ronaldo against Leicester in today's premier league game and he has his reasons despite criticism.   

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Premier League action returns today after the international break and Manchester United will be going to Leicester City on game week Eight. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will be without the duo of his center back, Harry Maguire and Rapeheal Varane but fans are looking forward to how he will set up his attack, especially starting Cristiano Ronaldo. 

The Gaffer was criticised for benching the five times Ballon D'Or winner in the draw against Everton. Despite comment by Sir Alex Ferguson after the match that you don't bench players like Cristiano Ronaldo, it seems Solskjaer will not include him in his starting line up against Leicester today. 

During his press conference when asked whether he is going to start Cristiano after his stand-out performance in international duty, the Gaffer said. “You know, he’s an exceptional player, exceptional finisher, and a goalscorer, and an exceptional professional. It’s hard to leave him out. Everyone would love to, how do you say… You can go play six games in six days and play the same XI every time, it’d be great. But it’s rotation. We need to get to April-May with everyone firing. Last season we got to May and we were a little bit too tired. I’m the manager, I manage the players, I manage for the club, but, of course, it’s nice to have him on the pitch because he’ll always come up with the goods and the more we have him on the pitch, the better.”

With the availability of Anthony Martial, Jadon Sancho, Mason Greenwood and the return of Marcus Rashford. He's got a lot of options to choose from and may decide to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for the next important match which is against Atalanta in the UEFA Champions League.

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