Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has insisted he made the “correct” decision to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for their 1-1 draw with Everton on Saturday.
The 36-year-old has scored five goals since returning to Old Trafford.
However, the Portugal captain was left on the bench against Rafael Benitez‘s side along with Paul Pogba and Jadon Sancho.
Ronaldo came on with United leading 1-0 thanks to Anthony Martial’s goal, but were pegged back by Andros Townsend’s equaliser.
Asked afterward whether it was the right decision to bench the Portuguese striker, Solskjaer insisted he had no regrets.
“You make decisions throughout a long, long season and you’ve got to manage the players’ workload and the decision was, for me, the correct one today,” Solskjaer said.
“Anthony Martial did well, scored a good goal, [Edinson] Cavani needed minutes, he got an hour, could have had a goal, a great cross and a great chance for him, we have to make those decisions sometimes.”
United have won just two of their past six games as they head into the international break.