Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has said that Sir Alex Ferguson personally apologized to him after first criticizing him for removing Cristiano Ronaldo.
While Solskjaer was in charge of Manchester United, Ronaldo made a sensational return in the summer of 2021.
The former Real Madrid attacker, who signed from Juventus, enjoyed a standout season at Old Trafford, netting 24 goals across all competitions.
However, the Red Devils ended sixth with Ronaldo after finishing second without him the previous season.
Solskjaer even believed he’d be better off without the goal machine once, benching him for the Red Devils’ 1-1 draw with Everton in the Premier League.In October of 2021.
Ferguson, on the other hand, was dissatisfied with the manager’s choice to bench the former Juventus player.
“That’s the one time Sir Alex [Ferguson] has ever apologized to me,” Solskjaer was reported as saying by The Mirror.
“He was overheard on video saying, ‘You should always play your best players,’ after Ronaldo was benched for one game.”
“He called and apologized because he understands how difficult it is.” “I’m smart enough to stay away.”