Cristiano Ronaldo frustration understood by Rio Ferdinand after Man Utd draw

Rio Ferdinand has explained the frustrations of his former Manchester United team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer put him on the bench for their clash against Everton.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward came on with 30 minutes to play, and failed to have a telling impact as Andros Townsend cancelled out Anthony Martial's opener.

Following his winning goal against Villarreal in the Champions League on Wednesday, the 36-year-old would've been expecting to start despite his advanced age.

Although Solskjaer did say earlier in the season that the game time of the Portugal skipper would have to be managed, that is unlikely to be any comfort to Ronaldo this weekend.

Ferdinand told BT Sport: “He stormed down the tunnel disappointed at the result, listen we’ve all been there.

“I think it will be a mixture of things, he’s scored five in five, he’s a man in form, he’ll want to continue in that vein of form and get goals and shoot his team to victory on a day like today.

“But I understand frustrations and it comes out sometimes like that, I think [Paul] Pogba was straight up down the tunnel after him both probably disappointed.”

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Solskjaer then told BT Sport: "Part of it was really good, we started well and scored a fantastic goal.

"In the second half we lacked a cutting edge to get a second. From our corner we concede five seconds later, which is too much to have.

"We had enough players behind the ball, but did not deal with things. We didn’t regroup and reorganise well enough.

"We gave them a few counter attacks, they didn’t play through us, and it was the same last Wednesday. We need to be better at when to risk it. They created big chances on the breaks."

With Bruno Fernandes telling Match of the Day: "We should win this game. We should create more chances. We should not concede that kind of goal.

"It's not the first time and we have to look at our mistakes and see what we can do.

"We don't look at the league table at this moment but of course we should have more points.

"We drop points at home and we should not do that. These last two games at home was not good enough in the Premier League. If we want silverware at the end of the season we have to do much better."

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