Man United boss Solskjaer disagrees with Sir Alex Ferguson on Cristiano Ronaldo issue

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Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has reiterated that Cristiano Ronaldo should have not started against Everton, disagreeing with the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson's comment on the player.

Ferguson was caught on video telling former UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov "you should always start with your best players" after Solskjaer had decided to bench Ronaldo for the 1-1 draw with Rafael Benitez's side at Old Trafford. The Norwegian, though, has backed his team selection.

"I'm quite relaxed about it but of course it's not really fair on the gaffer that something like this gets broadcast, You always have opinions and you speak to people, you speak to people in confidence. I disagreed with the gaffer quite a few times and I told my wife quite a few times that I disagreed with him but that never made headlines as a player. "I'm sure Sir Alex knows that it doesn't bother me. We all want to see Cristiano," Solskjaer told ESPN.

"We all want to, because he's unique, he's different, he's had a career and everyone wants to come and watch him. But the plain fact of it is he cannot play every single game that we play, that's just physical nature, human nature. But he knows how difficult this job is anyway, the gaffer.

The Norwegian has come under increased pressure especially following United's 4-2 loss to Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday and it will be interesting to see how long he holds on to his post in the foreseeable future.