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Sir Alex Ferguson overheard criticising Solskjaer for benching Cristiano Ronaldo against Everton in chat with Khabib

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By Dave Fraser

Sir Alex Ferguson was overheard criticising Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for his decision to bench Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday’s draw with Everton in a chat with Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The legendary Old Trafford boss – who led the Red Devils to 13 Premier League titles – was spotted with a host of celebs on Saturday, including Usain Bolt, Patrice Evra and the former UFC star.

Ferguson was overheard criticising Solskjaer for leaving Ronaldo on the bench against Everton during a chat with Khabib
Ferguson was overheard criticising Solskjaer for leaving Ronaldo on the bench against Everton during a chat with Khabib

Ronaldo started on the bench against Everton as Man Utd slipped to a 1-1 draw

Ronaldo started on the bench against Everton as Man Utd slipped to a 1-1 draw credit: EPA

And during a chat with Khabib, Ferguson can be heard appearing to hit out at Solskjaer’s decision to ‘rest’ Ronaldo for the game against the high-flying Toffees, which ended as a 1-1 draw.

Giving his thoughts on why United failed to win, Ferguson said: “I think they saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing…”

When Khabib interrupted to say the Portuguese star came on in the second-half, Fergie replied: “I know…

“But you should always start your best players.”

The boss claimed: “Well Wednesday was a big effort, big emotional and physical output so needed to freshen it up.

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