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Why was Cristiano Ronaldo a substitute?

Manchester United's interim manager explained why Cristiano Ronaldo did not start against Chelsea in the Premier League.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

The big surprise at Manchester United vs. Chelsea for the English Premier League was the absence of Cristiano Ronaldo from the 'Red Devils' starting team. Much was speculated on this decision, but Michael Carrick was in charge of putting cold cloths.

To begin with, there is no injury to CR7, it was simply a technical decision in order to refresh the team after the tough match against Villarreal, in Spain, for the Champions League. 

“Some changes and modifications compared to the other night, freshening things up a bit, also with Martial and Donny Van de Beek. Of course Cristiano is a name that stands out, but they are just game plan ideas. I had a good talk with Cristiano, in fact, it was very good, and we decided to go like this this day", Carrick told Sky Sports.

Why doesn't Michael Carrick want Cristiano Ronaldo?

“It's a decision to choose the team, I don't think it needs more drama than that. They are all good. Everyone on the team has been fantastic, including Cristiano. Fantastic with the guys, supporting them 100%. And he's ready to go in if needed to help win the game, like we did the other night”, he explained.

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