PREMIER - Solskjaer: ''the more we have him on the pitch, the better''
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has stated that he would not be forced to play Cristiano Ronaldo if he feels he should be left out.
When Solskjaer started United's 1-1 draw against Everton before the international break, he caused a stir by leaving Ronaldo on the bench.
"You should always start with your top players," former United manager Alex Ferguson remarked in response to criticism of Solskjaer's choice.
The Norwegian, on the other hand, is sure that he has no qualms about leaving Ronaldo out if it is the best choice for the squad.
"I'm the manager, I manage the players. I manage for the club but, of course it's nice to have him on the pitch because he'll always come up with the goods and the more we have him on the pitch, the better," Solskjaer said.
"He's an exceptional player, exceptional finisher, and a goalscorer, and an exceptional professional. It's hard to leave him out."