Sir Alex Ferguson was overheard criticizing Ole Gunnar Solskjær for his decision
to bench Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s draw with Everton in a chat with Khabib
The legendary Old Trafford boss – who led the Red Devils to 13 Premier League
titles – was spotted with a host of celebs on Saturday, including Usain Bolt, Patrice
Evra and the former UFC star. And during a chat with Khabib, Ferguson can be heard
appearing to hit out at Solskjaer’s decision to ‘rest’ Ronaldo for the game against the
high-flying Toffees, which ended as a 1-1 draw.
Giving his thoughts on why United failed to win, Ferguson said: “I think they saw
Ronaldo wasn’t playing…” When Khabib interrupted to say the Portuguese star came
on in the second half, Fergie replied: “I know…”But you should always start your best
players.” Solskjaer has since revealed he left Ronaldo out of the team to rest him
following his late heroics in the Champions League win over Villarreal just days
The boss claimed: “Well Wednesday was a big effort, big emotional and physical
output so needed to freshen it up.