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Sir Alex Ferguson tells Solskjaer to always start Cristiano Ronaldo

Manchester United legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson has told Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to always start Cristiano Ronaldo as he's the club's best player.  

Cristiano Ronaldo walking off the pitch after the match
Cristiano Ronaldo walking off the pitch after the match

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came under criticism for starting Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench for their 1-1 draw against Everton in the Premier League. Ronaldo was brought on in the second half but could not do anything to save the team and the match ended in a draw.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his decision to start Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench, making a case that the five time Ballon d'Or winner needs rest: "You make decisions throughout a long, long season, and you've got to manage the players' workload, and the decision was, for me, the correct one today."

Legendary manager who spent 27years at Manchester United and brought Ronaldo to the club insists the 36 year old should have started the match. He said this in a video shared by MMA fighter Khabib. "I think when they saw Ronaldo wasn't playing, it gave them a boost. You should always start your best player."

Ronaldo returned to the club ahead of the season after leaving Juventus. He made a bright start to his second spell, scoring in his first four games before going two games without scoring. He scored the winner in the Champions League match against Villarreal but could not do anything against Everton as he came on in the second half.

His highlights in the match;

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