Solskjaer’s decision to bench Ronaldo for Saturday’s match against Everton has sparked a debate on social media, with some seeing it as the correct choice while others believe it would have been better had he missed out.The United manager said that he wanted to get new players in and give them an opportunity, saying “I am not stupid.”
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Ole Gunnar Solskjaer defended his choice to rest Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday.
Since his return to Old Trafford, Ronaldo has scored five goals, yet he was left on the bench against Rafael Benitez’s side, along with Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho.
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United were ahead 1-0 due to Anthony Martial’s strike when Ronaldo came in, but Andros Townsend equalized.
When asked whether benching the Portuguese striker was the correct move, Solskjaer maintained he had no regrets.
“You make choices over the course of a long, long season and you have to manage the players’ fatigue, and today’s decision was the right one for me,” Solskjaer added.
“[Edinson] Cavani needed minutes, he got an hour, could have had a goal, a beautiful cross and a terrific opportunity for him, we have to make such choices occasionally.”
For the first time since his return to Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo began on the bench. Martin Rickett/PA Images/Getty Images/Martin Rickett/PA Images/PA Images/PA Images/PA Images/PA Images/PA
United has won only two of their last six games as they prepare for the international break, and they have a difficult schedule when the Premier League returns.
In their next four league games, Solskjaer’s side face Leicester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool, and Manchester City, as well as two crucial Champions League meetings against Atalanta.
“At Man United, every game is a huge game, therefore it’s a big month,” Solskjaer said.
“It’s been a big month, a lot of changes have happened at the club in the last month, so we just have to stay focused and make sure we use the international break well, both for us as coaches who stay at home and for the other coaches who go away with their national teams to come back with energy, clear focus, and a good mindset and do well.”
“The attitude is positive, and the guys are eager to develop. We controlled the game today, but we couldn’t get the second goal that you need in situations like these, since Everton can score a goal out of nowhere, as we saw last season.”
Bruno Fernandes, a United midfielder, also slammed the team’s second-half performance, saying the players needed to start learning from their mistakes.
“In the first half, I felt we played very well and generated a lot of opportunities.” “We slow it down in the second half, and we make that mistake again,” he told MUTV. “We must learn, and the moment has come. We are no longer capable of doing so.
“We had done it so many times before. When we’re winning, we can’t afford to slack down. We need to make it faster, score another one or two, and then you can slow it down and make them run a bit more.”
Another poor habit that needs to be addressed, according to Fernandes, who is captaining the team in the absence of Harry Maguire, is surrendering from counterattacks.
Everton’s equalizer came from a break after Fernandes took a United corner.
“We should learn since this isn’t the first time it’s occurred; we need to do something, modify something because something isn’t functioning in allowing so many counters.”
“It’s about the athletes accomplishing something on the field, not about someone else.” We need to commit a foul to end the game, I need to take a better corner, and there are a slew of other things we need to improve.
“It’s not enough; we need more points, but this is all we have for now. We must now focus on what we can do till the conclusion of the season.”
This story includes information from Reuters.
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