Two former teammates are now going at each other over something that Ronaldo did against Young Boys. In the match against Young Boys in Champions League, the United star was seen on the touchline instructing players. And, just like other United news, Rio Ferdinand had to share his thoughts on that as well. And, Ole Solskjaer shared his thoughts on that as well.
However, the current Manchester United coach does not seem to be that impressed with Rio’s comments.
“Rio, again, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know,”Solskjaer on Rio’s comments
This is not the first time, Cristiano Ronaldo was seen on the touchline shouting for his teammates. In a famous Euro 2016 win for Portugal, a passionate Ronaldo was seen touchline along with the coach.
Against Young Boys, Ronaldo’s goal was not enough to give the red devils a win on CR7’s Champions League return. Ronaldo was replaced by Lingard in the second half. And, boy he was not impressed with that either. As the team looked not at its best, Ronaldo tried to give some instructions or motivations to his teammates. Well, you can not argue on that as no other player in the history of football has played more Champions League games than Cristiano.
Rio Ferdinand on Cristiano Ronaldo’s involvement
“If I’m the manager, I’ve got to be honest, I’m telling him to sit down,”, Rio Ferdinand told BT Sport during the match.
“I get it. You know, with Cristiano people go, ‘Oh it’s bravado, it’s for the fans’. He’s just a passionate guy. He wants to win, he’s desperate to win, and he can’t hold it in.Rio on Cristiano’s involvement in the touchline
Along with that, he went on to add, “If that means he has to go up there and stand next to the manager, shouting instructions etc etc, so be it. When it’s someone of his standing and stature in the game how can you argue with it?”
Solskjaer on Rio’s comments
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has had his share of thoughts on Rio’s comments. “It should have been a yellow card for Martins Pereira when he brought down Nemanja Matic. Both Bruno [Fernandes] and Cristiano, as competitive as they are, suddenly I had them on my shoulder,” Gunner said.
“They were there for a brief spell and shouted to the referee. That was the aggravation of getting a few bad decisions against us. But then Cristiano sat down, Bruno sat down. We know only one man is allowed in that technical area and that’s either me or Carras [Michael Carrick], Mick [Phelan] or Kieran [McKenna].Gunner on the Ronaldo incident
Then he went on to add, “it was just spur of the moment, he should have been sent off, so I don’t have any problem with them showing some passion and then going back down. It’s not like he [Ronaldo] was coaching the players, no.”