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‘Solskjaer Benching Ronaldo Sackable Offence’ – Ex-Premier League Star Blasts

‘Solskjaer Benching Ronaldo Sackable Offence’ – Ex-Premier League Star Blasts

Former Aston Villa star Gabriel Agbonlahor has said Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves sacking for benching Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday.

Agbonclaim stated this following Saturday’s tame 1-1 home draw with Everton.

Andros Townsend rewarded Everton’s pressing by cancelling out Anthony Martial’s first goal since February.

But Agbonlahor singled out Solskjaer’s decision to leave Ronaldo out.

The Portugal legend came on with United 1-0 up, having bagged five goals since his deadline return from Juventus.

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And Agbonlahor told talkSPORT: “It’s a sackable offence not to start Ronaldo in itself.

“He’s in that squad to win the Premier League this season. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is not going to win the league for Manchester United.”

Despite criticism of Solskjaer for leaving Ronaldo on the sidelines, Ajax hero Danny Blind insists the former Real Madrid star forces United to ditch ‘their familiar pattern’.

Blind told told Dutch paper Sportnieuws Ronaldo causes ‘miscommunication’ and other problems by not pressuring defenders off the ball.

He said: “Ronaldo doesn’t really need to play an active role.

“Like: ‘take your time’. You also see the other players looking at you like, ‘how are we going to solve it then?’

“Normally, the striker runs from one central defender to the other. This caused a lot of miscommunication. Now, they are not playing in their familiar pattern.

“When the ball was deflected, you saw Paul Pogba coaching that they had to put all the pressure on.

“Ronaldo did not do that, he is not like that. He only thinks about goals and hopes others will conquer the ball.”

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  • He won’t be sacked because he has a Godfather in Alex Ferguson….Tuchel klopp Guadiola are all under pressure and you see it in their faces of which they transmit it to their players which inturn transmit it into result……Man utd case is different because pressure in absent, The players are as relaxed as their coach,……They think their name will win them the title…..I laugh in Spanish

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