Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded after Sir Alex Ferguson criticised Ole’s decision to rest Ronaldo against Aston Villa.
Ferguson was heard on camera saying Solskjaer should NEVER NOT select Ronaldo for competitive matches.
“I'm quite relaxed about it,” Solskjaer said when asked about Ferguson's remarks, as quoted by Soccer Laduma.
“I disagreed with the gaffer quite a few times and I told my wife quite a few times that I disagreed with him, but that never made headlines as a player.
“I'm sure Sir Alex knows that it doesn't bother me. We all want to see Cristiano.
Ole added to offer deeper reasoning why Ronaldo may still continue to miss selection in the near future.
“We all want to, because he's unique, he's different, he's had a career and everyone wants to come and watch him. But the plain fact of it is he cannot play every single game that we play, that's just physical nature, human nature.
“He knows how difficult this job is anyway, the gaffer. He didn't always play the same 11. He took some risks at times to rest Ryan Giggs, Wayne Rooney or David Beckham, the best players that we had. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't,” the Norwegian concluded.
Coming up next for the Red Devils is UEFA Champions League action against Serie A’s Atalanta.