Man Utd’s caretaker manager was quite troubled over the selection of Cristiano Ronaldo ahead of a meeting with a struggling Everton side amid Sir Alex Ferguson’s comments last year.
The Reds swap Manchester for Merseyside in a massive clash for both sides and their respective Champions League degree or Premier League hope to survive. United go into the clash after a disappointing performance at home last Leicester City The last match ended in a 1-1 draw.
Ronaldo missed the game against the Foxes due to illness and his absence left United feeling extremely uncomfortable without any clear direction in the future. Bruno Fernandes was used in a role similar to where Portugal teammates will usually be, but not gain points.
Rangnick has since confirmed that Ronaldo is fit to perform at Goodison Park, but stopped short of confirming whether the 37-year-old has made five appearances. Ballon d’Or the winner will start at the beginning before the Toffees. It was also a dismal fitness update for full-back Luke Shaw, following his injury last weekend.
“Cristiano” [Ronaldo] is back again,” said the interim manager. Luke [Shaw] still injured. He will have to be out for the next two or three weeks. “It’s a similar story for the other three first-team official.”[Edinson] Cavani is still wounded, [Raphael] Varane is still injured and the same is true for [Scott] McTominay. “
The match between United and Everton earlier this term was the first to see Ronaldo left out of the starting lineup since his triumphant return to the club last summer. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer faces intense scrutiny for leaving the iconic number seven on the bench.
The final match ended 1-1, when Andros Townsend blocked Anthony Martial’s effort. After the final whistle, footage circulated of the legendary Sir Alex Ferguson making a point of Ronaldo ignoring UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov – a friend of the striker.
“I also think when they saw Ronaldo not playing,” Ferguson, who was interrupted by Nurmagomedov, said: “He came on in the second half.” The iconic former United manager replied: “I know, but you should always start with your best players.”
Solskjaer lost his job less than two months later and while Rangnick’s reign could end at the end of the season, he knows starting with Ronaldo will certainly improve United’s dim hopes of qualifying for the Champions League. League after he confessed that there was no mistake. .