Why did Sir Alex Ferguson apologise to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he publicly criticised him for releasing Cristiano Ronaldo from his contract?

On Saturday, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer made his return to Manchester United, but this time as a spectator. During this time, he disclosed that Sir Alex Ferguson had issued an apology to him in response to his criticisms levelled against him for releasing Cristiano Ronaldo.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, a former manager of Manchester United and a club legend, made his way back to Old Trafford on Saturday to see his current club’s English Premier League (EPL) match against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Manchester United won the match 2-0. It had been over a year since his last visit to the club, since he had been fired from his position as head coach after a succession of unsuccessful performances during the previous season.

Last year, the Norwegian manager made headlines when he started the match against Everton by benching the Portuguese wonder Cristiano Ronaldo. Ronaldo was eventually brought into the game as a substitute. At the same time, the Red Devils were only able to secure a draw with a score of 1-1. It resulted in Sir Alex Ferguson, a famed former manager of Manchester United, becoming quite critical of Solskjaer.

Nevertheless, the Norwegian has since disclosed that the Scotsman has apologised to him, as Solskjaer stated, “That is the one time Sir Alex has ever apologised to me. After Ronaldo started the game from the bench for one of the games, he was captured on film saying, “You should always play your best players.”

“He (Ferguson) called me and apologised since he is aware of how challenging this situation is. I am shrewd enough to keep my distance. “It’s difficult enough to be the manager of Manchester United without the ex-managers trying to give you advice,” Solskjaer stated. “It’s difficult enough to be the manager of Manchester United.” Nevertheless, the Norwegian conceded that he had no problem with Ferguson’s comment, pointing out that the Scotsman has rotated some of his greatest players in and out of the starting lineup.