The Portuguese winger began the match from the bench and despite coming on in the 65th minute, he was unable to stop United drawing 1-1 with Everton in the Premier League.
Ronaldo angrily left the pitch at full time and Ferguson told UFC great Khabib Nurmagomedov that current United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjær got it wrong.
In a video posted to Nurmagomedov’s Instagram, the two are seen talking at Old Trafford when Ferguson says he thinks Everton were boosted by seeing Ronaldo on the bench.
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“But I also think that they saw Ronaldo wasn’t playing.” Ferguson said to which Nurmagomedov replied “he came on in the second half.”
Ferguson then says “I know, but you should always start your best players.”
The legendary United manager was the one who brought Ronaldo to England and together, the pair won three league titles, an FA Cup, two league cups, and a Champions League.
Nurmagomedov, who retired with a record of 29-0, was also asked in the video if he would ever want to “smash” Conor McGregor again to which he said no and shook his head.