Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shocked fans by not including Ronaldo in the team’s starting lineup for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Everton.
Ronaldo scored a late winner against Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday night, but has been surprisingly rested for the last fixture prior to the international break.
He is joined on the bench by Paul Pogba, Jadon Sancho and Jesse Lingard – and of course, Donny van de Beek.
Fred and Scott McTominay start in midfield, while there are places in the front line for Anthony Martial and Edinson Cavani – who has recently returned from injury.
Luke Shaw has returned for Alex Telles after injury and illness, and plays alongside Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Raphael Varane and Victor Lindelof – the latter standing in for the injured Harry Maguire.
Below are some Twitter reactions to Solskjaer’s strange decision.