Solskjaer’s ‘dismissable foul’ – Manchester United manager criticized for benching Cristiano Ronaldo against Everton

Manchester United had a rather unpleasant afternoon on Saturday after failing to secure a win against Everton. To everyone’s surprise, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named Cristiano Ronaldo among the substitutes, causing a huge ripple on the internet.

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Everton v Manchester United – Premier League

So much so that former Aston Villa striker Gabby Agbonlahor believes the Norwegian manager’s decision to do so was a “dismissable offence”.

Here’s what the 34-year-old attacker had to say about this:

“It was a punishable offense not to start Ronaldo from Solskjaer. Look at Manchester United, you are playing against Everton. Everton is in good form this season. You need your strongest team to beat Everton.”

The forward echoed how Cristiano Ronaldo, Jesse Lingard and Paul Pogba should have started for Manchester United before their game against the Toffees.

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Not only did they miss the chance to reach the top of the Premier League, but they also dropped points for the second consecutive home league game.

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Rio Ferdinand, on the other hand, believes Manchester United have the strength, mentality and players to turn things around in the next games.

Whether that happens remains to be seen when the players take a break from club football to focus on international duties.


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