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Cristiano Ronaldo should have started vs Everton, claims the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson

Arjun Singh Devgan
Sir Alex Ferguson is regarded as the greatest manager in Premier League history
Sir Alex Ferguson is regarded as the greatest manager in Premier League history / Chloe Knott - Danehouse/Getty Images
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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to leave out footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo out of their starting XI during their recent 1-1 draw with Everton came in for criticism from many.

This decision did not go down too well with legendary Red Devils manager, Sir Alex Ferguson who was heard questioning Solskjaer's decision while recently talking to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) legend, Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Filmed talking to Khabib who is a United fan in the directors’ lounge at Old Trafford after the Premier League match, Ferguson appears to suggest Ronaldo should have started.

“I also think that when they saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing …” says Ferguson. He is then interrupted by the Russian, who points out: “He came on in the second half.” Ferguson follows that up by saying: “Of course. But I also think that when they [Everton] saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing …," as per Guardian.

Ronaldo has enjoyed a brilliant start to the season after returning to Old Trafford, scoring five goals in six appearances in all competitions so far, and despite his heroics the Red Devils only find themselves placed fourth in the Premier League table with 14 points from seven games.

United's recent run of poor results have led to many to question whether Solskjaer is the right man to lead the club, especially in the wake of investment in the squad earlier in the summer.

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