Alex Ferguson has added to the developing tension on Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by scrutinizing the Manchester United administrator’s choice to utilize Cristiano Ronaldo as a substitute against Everton.
Solskjaer shockingly left Ronaldo on the seat for the initial 57 minutes of Saturday’s harming 1-1 draw at Old Trafford.United were driving 1-0 when the Portugal star was presented, yet Andros Townsend leveled to leave Solskjaer’s failing group with just one win in their beyond four games in all contests.
Ronaldo has been in fine structure since rejoining United, scoring multiple times in his initial six games, including the late victor against Villarreal three days before the Everton match.
The 36-year-old looked baffled, murmuring to himself and shaking his head when he strolled off the pitch full time on Saturday.
Solskjaer was at that point enduring an onslaught after United’s new battles left them two focuses behind Premier League pioneers Chelsea.
Presently his old manager Ferguson has unintentionally expanded the examination on the Norwegian.
In a discussion with previous UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the chiefs’ parlor at Old Trafford, United legend Ferguson was shot saying “you ought to consistently begin with your best players”.
In the video, posted on Nurmagomedov’s Instagram account on Sunday, Ferguson recommended Everton got a lift “when they saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing”.
Ferguson assumed a vital part in Ronaldo’s blockbuster return to United in August, settling on a telephone decision to his previous player to persuade him to scorn a proposal from Manchester City for a passionate move to Old Trafford.
The Ronaldo bargain, joined with the high-profile signings of England forward Jadon Sancho and France safeguard Raphael Varane, has raised assumptions for a United title challenge this term.
Talking after the Everton game, Solskjaer protected his choice to rest Ronaldo.
“Me and him, we see more than the specialists,” he said. “It’s tied in with picking the right minutes to play him, to not play him.
“He’s not a youthful pup any longer but rather he’s as expert as could be expected and prepared to come on and he came on with energy and mentality.”
Solskjaer, who played under Ferguson from 1996 to 2007, is as yet standing by to prevail upon his first prize since taking in December 2018.
Joined completed second in the Premier League last season and lost the Europa League last against Villarreal on punishments.
They last won the Premier League in Ferguson’s last season in control in 2013 and have not won any flatware since 2017.