Manchester United let a late goal cost them points as they drew 1-1 at home to Everton in Ronaldo‘s 200th Premier League appearance.
Solskjaer’s decision to start Ronaldo on the bench appeared to have paid off, when Anthony Martial netted his first Premier League goal in eight months — just before halftime.
Ronaldo did make his 200th Premier League appearance in the second half, but Everton were instead level eight minutes later on 58 minutes, as Townsend finished a blistering breakaway from a United corner – and then mimicked Ronaldo’s trademark celebration.
This time there were no shirt-peeling late heroics from the Portuguese forward, but drama at the other end came as Yerry Mina tapped in five minutes for Everton, to seal what looked like a wild away win until a VAR check confirmed him offside.
United fans appeared to celebrate the decision but frustration ultimately reigned once more, the chance missed to go top of the table for a few hours at least with questions being asked, after just two wins in six games and a formidable run of fixtures coming up.