Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has no regrets about not playing Cristiano Ronaldo in Manchester United’s 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League.
Ronaldo was added just before the hour mark but failed to make an effect, with Andros Townsend scoring the equalizer 10 minutes later. When the final whistle rang, Ronaldo raced straight down the tunnel, clearly furious.
But the manager said he would not change his decision in hindsight: “No. You make decisions throughout a long, long season; you have to manage the players’ workload and the decision for me was the correct one. “Anthony Martial did well, scored a good goal. Edinson [Cavani] needed minutes and could have had a goal. We have to make those decisions at the time.”
Everton equalized after a spectacular counter-attack led by Demarai Gray, who recovered the ball from Fred in midfield following a United corner.
And the Norwegian said the ball should have been dealt with earlier to prevent the Toffees from scoring, adding: “We got hit on one break that cost us and we lacked that cutting edge to get the important second goal. We made a couple of decisions that cost us.
“We had players behind the ball when the ball was delivered and we should have dealt with it. We need to work on it because we are facing more and more opponents who allow us to have possession.”