Manchester United caretaker coach Michael Carrick has revealed how Cristiano Ronaldo reacted to the news that he was dropped to the bench for the match against Chelsea.
The Portuguese superstar was surprisingly named on the bench despite scoring in United's 2-0 win over Villarreal in the UFEA Champions League in midweek, with Jadon Sancho getting the nod instead.
This was only the second time Ronaldo has started on the bench since his return to Manchester, but Carrick revealed that the 36-year-old had no issues with the decision.
"A few tweaks and changes from the other night, to change things up a bit," Carrick told Sky Sports News.
"Cristiano is probably our standout name, but it's just game plan, ideas. I had a good chat with Cristiano actually, he was great, and we've decided to go like that today. Really looking forward to the game.
"It's a decision just to pick a team, to be honest. I don't think it needs more drama than that.
"Everyone is fine, all the boys who have come out of the team have been terrific around the place, Cristiano included, fantastic with the boys, supporting them 100% and ready to come on if and when needed.
"We're happy with the team we've picked, for sure. We've come here to try and win the game, like we do every single game."
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