Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjær has hinted he’s prepared to drop
Cristiano Ronaldo again following Sir Alex Ferguson comments
Ronaldo has been the star of the show at Manchester United since returning in the
summer, netting five goals in all competitions.
But prior to the international break, Solskjaer opted to bench Ronaldo with the
decision backfiring as United were held to a 1-1 draw against Everton.
Ronaldo goes into Saturday’s match against Leicester off the back of scoring a hat-
trick against Luxembourg for his country, but Solskjaer has suggested he will
continue to manage his players’ workloads by rotating the team going forward
He’s an exceptional player, exceptional finisher, goalscorer, an exceptional
professional,’ Solskjaer said of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner.
‘It’s hard to leave him out and I think everyone would love to – how do you say? – if
you can go and play six games in six days and play the same eleven every time.
‘It’s great, but rotation – we need to get to April and May with everyone firing.
We got to May in the final stretch of last season and we were too tired.
I manage the players for the club.
‘It’s nice to have him on the pitch, he’ll always come up with the goods. The more we
have him on the pitch, the better.’
Solskjaer’s decision to bench Ronaldo against the Toffees was criticised by large
sections of the fanbase as well as high-profile pundits.
He even drew criticism from Sir Alex Ferguson, who was spotted chatting to former
UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov in the wake of the Everton draw.