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Revealed: What Cristiano Ronaldo Told Teammates Before Everton Equalizer

Cristiano Ronaldo was furious when talking to teammates immediately Everton equalized.

Former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand has revealed that Cristiano Ronaldo was telling his teammates to stop Everton's counter-attack in the lead-up to Andrew Townsend's goal.

Cristiano Ronaldo was brought off the bench in the second half against Everton. The Portuguese star was on the pitch when Townsend equalized for Everton and did not hide his frustration with the winger's goal.

The chance to stop the counter-attack presented itself, but Fred failed to stop Everton winger Demarai Gray in the lead up to the goal.

Rio Ferdinand has now revealed what Cristiano Ronaldo told his teammates in the build-up to the goal.

'Man United at that time, Cristiano Ronaldo says take him early in the play. The foreign teams are in those positions and counter-attacks with cheeky fouls would've stopped and prevented that. You can see him there, telling them 'take him out, smash him'," Ferdinand told BT Sport.

Ferdinand later talked about the frustration Cristiano Ronaldo was feeling after the full-time whistle. The 36-year-old has become Manchester United's main scorer since joining this summer.

The Red Devils have been unconvincing in their performances in recent weeks despite the presence of the Portuguese star.

"He stormed down the tunnel, disappointed about the result we've all been there. I think it'll be a mixture of things, he's a man in form, scored five in five, wanted to continue that vein of form, and shoot his side to victory. I understand the frustrations and it comes out like that," said Ferdinand.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's decision to drop Manchester United's top goal-scorer Cristiano Ronaldo and top assist-provider Paul Pogba against an in-form Everton side baffled fans all over the world.

Manchester United was in desperate need of a good performance against Rafael Benitez's side after putting in some disappointing displays in recent weeks. The Red Devils, however, failed to create any clear-cut opportunities on the afternoon.

Manchester United currently possesses one of the strongest squads in the Premier League. The 20-time Premier League champions, however, lack cohesion and direction which could lead to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer losing his job unless results improve soon.

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