Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has offered three reasons for taking out Cristiano Ronaldo against Young Boys in the UEFA Champions League.
The Red Devils opened the UEFA Champions League term with a 2-1 hock loss away at Young Boys. Ronaldo opened the scoring on 13 minutes before the Swiss side managed to respond with two goals to claim the win.
With the score at 1-1 around the 70th minute, Solskjaer pulled off Ronaldo for Jesse Lingard, and that decision did not sit well with United fans on social media.
"The game had gone 70-odd minutes, they [Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes] had been running a lot both Saturday and today," explained Solskjaer as quoted by the Mirror.
"The artificial grass takes its toll as well, and we wanted Nemanja [Matic's] experience to keep hold of the ball and Jesse's legs,” he added.
Coming up next is English Premier League action against West Ham United this weekend.