Man United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed he has no regrets over not starting Cristiano Ronaldo. The latter started on the bench for the Red Devils as they only managed a 1-1 draw at home to Everton. The team has just won two of their last six games in all competitions. The game marked the first time since 2007 that Cristiano Ronaldo was named on the bench in Manchester United colors. Solskjaer went with Edison Cavani and Anthony Martial and later defended his decision saying he believed the team needed to be refreshed after their emotional win over Villareal midweek.
“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.” Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said when he was asked if he had any regrets over benching Cristiano Ronaldo. “Anthony Martial did well, scored a good goal. Edinson [Cavani] needed minutes and could have had a goal. We have to make those decisions at the time.”
“It’s a big month. We have to be focused and make sure we use the international break well; come back with energy and clear focus. The mindset is good, the players are hungry to improve. We dominated the game but just couldn’t get the second goal you need in games like this.” he added. “I’m confident we will get the best out of this squad. A lot has happened this month [player arrivals]. We have loads to work on but I do believe in these players and this coaching staff. I believe we have something going but the proof is in the pudding.”
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