Santos interview affects Solskjær.

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Santos interview affects Solskjær. Portugal coach Fernando Santos spoke to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after being asked why Cristiano Ronaldo started against Qatar.

The 36-year-old started the 3-0 friendly win over Qatar on Saturday. With Ronaldo scoring in the 37th minute before being substituted at half-time.

After the game. Portuguese media inquired to Santos if they had made it possible to start Ronaldo. Which the 66-year-old said was because the forward played only 20 minutes in the last league game.

“Ronaldo needs time on the pitch. I decided to use him for 45 minutes. He had to play. Because just practicing is not enough. Last weekend he only played 20 minutes.”

The story has led the media to link it to an interview attacking Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer for sending Ronaldo. As a substitute in the 57th minute of the 1-Premier League draw with Everton 1-1.