MORNING, UNITED FANS
United’s players deserve criticism for slacking and boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserves sacking for benching Cristiano Ronaldo.
Those two stark claims followed Saturday’s tame 1-1 home draw with Everton.
Star midfielder Bruno Fernandes has warned United to step on the gas not OFF it after taking a lead.
Andros Townsend rewarded Everton’s pressing by cancelling out Anthony Martial’s first goal since February.
And Fernandes said: “We played really well first half, created a lot of chances. In the second half we slow it down again.
“Once again we make that mistake. We have to learn… because we cannot do this anymore. We did it so many times.”
In contrast, ex-England striker Gabriel Agbonlahor singled out Solskjaer’s decision to rest/drop Ronaldo.
The Portugal legend came on with United 1-0 up, having bagged five goals since his deadline return from Juventus.
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.”
But Ajax hero Danny Blind insists Ronaldo 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.