‘Whatever the manager says goes’ – Thierry Henry fully backs Solskjaer in Cristiano Ronaldo row

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As the row over who should’ve taken Manchester United’s penalty against Aston Villa escalates, former footballing legends, Jamie Carragher and Thierry Henry, threw their weight behind Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s decision.

Given how well he’s played since his return to Old Trafford, and the fact that Cristiano Ronaldo barely misses from the spot, popular opinion suggested that he should’ve been the one to step up.

As it turned out, Bruno Fernandes, United’s regular penalty taker since joining the club, was handed the responsibility, and promptly skied his effort well over the bar.

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That’s led to questions as to whether Solskjaer had made the right decision, with Sky Sports’ Jamie Carragher believing that he did.

Ole Gunnar Soksjaer handed Bruno Fernandes his usual penalty taking responsibilities against Aston Villa

“I do personally,” he said on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, cited by the Mirror.

“Because Ronaldo’s such a big name there’s talk of him taking the next one. Do you think that should happen or do you think that’s fair considering Bruno’s record?”

Fellow pundit and former Arsenal legend, Thierry Henry also agreed.

“Whatever Solskjaer said is right,” he added.

“We’ll debate it, whatever it is, but whatever the manager says, goes. Ronaldo or not.”

It remains to be seen whether the Norwegian decides that spot-kick duties should be shared in future.

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