Dropping Ronaldo was my decision, says Man United's Carrick

Dropping Ronaldo was my decision, says Man United's Carrick

2021-11-29 02:25:00 PM

Dropping Ronaldo was my decision, says Man United's Carrick

Manchester United caretaker boss Michael Carrick said it was his decision to drop Cristiano Ronaldo for Sunday's 1-1 Premier League draw with Chelsea and that he had received no input on team selection from Ralf Rangnick, who is due to take over as interim manager.

"That's not the case, no," Carrick told British media."We came here with a plan."I kind of knew how Chelsea would play and we wanted to stop the passes through to Jorginho and Ruben Loftus-Cheek. There were a few changes to freshen it up and it's what we decided to go with. We almost pulled it off."

Ronaldo, who started and scored in United's midweek Champions League win over Villarreal, came on in the 64th minute against Chelsea.Jadon Sancho gave United the lead but Chelsea equalised via a Jorginho penalty."Slightly disappointed to be honest," Carrick added."We went ahead, we came here to win. To go 1-0 up and have it taken away from you is disappointing."

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Stupid decision, I mean he's their top scorer..he just scored mid Stupid decision, I mean he's their top scorer and he scored midweek..you bench him playing the table toppers? He doesn't deserve to coach man u with such amateur decisions .

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