Sir Alex Ferguson was caught on camera criticizing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision not to start Cristiano Ronaldo after Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton.
Ronaldo was dropped to the bench at Old Trafford on Saturday, days after his 95th-minute winner against Villarreal in the Champions League.
Solskjaer brought Ronaldo on in the 57th minute with United 1-0 up, but rather than increasing his side’s advantage it was Everton who struck to earn a point at Old Trafford, with Andros Townsend scoring on the break and performing Ronaldo’s iconic ‘Siu’ celebration.
Ferguson was in attendance with UFC great Khabib Nurmagomedov and was filmed questioning Solskjaer’s call to leave Ronaldo out of his starting lineup.
In a video posted to social media, Ferguson said: “I also think that when they saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing…
Before Nurmagomedov interrupted: “He came on in the second half.”
Ferguson interjected, replying: “I know, but you should always start with your best players.”