Benching Cristiano Ronaldo Was The Right Decision – Solskjaer

Manchester United
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer

Manchester United coach, Solskjaer has justified why Cristiano Ronaldo was benched during their premier league tie against Everton today. 

It was a shocking news today to football spectators when Cristiano Ronaldo was not seen in the starting line-up for the match against Everton today Saturday 2nd of October.


This is the first time the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner would be dropped to the bench since his return to Manchester United from Juventus.

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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has explained his decision to opt for Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani ahead of Ronaldo in the premier league match against Everton which ended in a 1 – 1 draw today, thanks to goals from Anthony Martial and Andros Townsend.

According to the Norwegian,
“Well Wednesday was a big effort, big emotional and physical output so needed to freshen it up.

“Start of this game is very important, got big players coming on too, we believe it’s a team that can take charge of the game.

“They [Martial and Cavani] know they are good players, they know they are going to be very important for us.

“If we are to be successful this season we need to rotate, manage the minutes, we need to make sure we are a big squad and we are together.”

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When asked if he regretted his decision today, the boss reacted saying “No. You make decisions throughout a long, long season; you have to manage the players’ workload and the decision for me was the correct one.”

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