Manchester United made some surprising calls in their match against Everton and started with two of their best players Cristiano Ronaldo and Paul Pogba warming the bench. Instead, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer named Edinson Cavani and Anthony Martial in the starting XI.
Martial justified his selection by giving Manchester United a lead in the 43 minute. However, they ended up conceding an equalizer when Andros Townsend hit the net in the 65th minute.
Ronaldo came on the park in the 57th minute but he couldn’t ensure a win for the Red Devils. The veteran was frustrated and walked off the pitch in disgust after the match without acknowledging the friendly Old Trafford crowd.
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was surprised by Ronaldo not being in the starting XI and said the team should always start with their best players. Ferguson was in conversation with the former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Here is a since deleted video (with audio) of Khabib Nurmagomedov talking to Sir Alex Ferguson about Manchester United and Cristiano Ronaldo. pic.twitter.com/WQzsTujYV4
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It was under Sir Alex Ferguson that Ronaldo set himself up for a successful career. The striker won several trophies, including three Premier League titles and Champions League during his first stint with Manchester United. His first Ballon d’Or award in 2008 also came when he was associated with Red Devils. The Portuguese left Manchester United for Real Madrid in 2009.