Ferguson says Ronaldo ought to have began in opposition to Everton


Oct 5 (Reuters) – Former Manchester United supervisor Alex Ferguson mentioned Cristiano Ronaldo ought to have began final weekend’s 1-1 house draw with Everton as an alternative of being introduced on as a second-half substitute by present boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Ronaldo got here on simply earlier than the hour mark with United main 1-0 however Everton grabbed an equaliser within the sixty fifth minute and held on for the draw.

In a video posted on social media, Ferguson is heard telling blended martial arts nice Khabib Nurmagomedov that Everton got a lift “when they saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing …”

When Nurmagomedov reminded Ferguson that Ronaldo got here on within the second half, the Scot added: “Yeah I know … but you should always start with your best players.”

Ronaldo has mentioned Ferguson, who first signed him as an 18-year-old from Sporting Lisbon in 2003, performed an enormous function within the participant coming again to Old Trafford.

United, who’ve 14 factors from seven league video games, will tackle Leicester City on Oct. 16 within the subsequent spherical of matches following the worldwide break.

Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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