- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit back at a suggestion made by Rio Ferdinand
- Ferdinand hints that Cristiano Ronaldo is directing the team
- Solskjaer says Ronaldo was reacting to Young Boys vs referee decision
- United boss says Ronaldo is well back to life at the club
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at former teammate Rio Ferdinand for trying to act as manager during the Champions League defeat by the Young Boys on Tuesday by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ferdinand said he would have ordered Ronaldo to sit down, after claiming that the 36-year-old superstar had received “instructions” from the technical sector after being substituted in a 2-1 loss.
But Solskjaer hit back, saying Ferdinand got his facts wrong and adamant that Ronaldo hasn’t expected any special treatment since returning to Old Trafford. Ronaldo has scored three goals in the two matches he has played so far and will face West Ham at the London Stadium on Sunday.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rubbishes Rio Ferdinand’s claims about Cristiano Ronaldo
Ferdinand suggested Ronaldo was trying to act as manager against the Young Boys
“Rio, again, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know,” Solskjaer said of the TV pundit. ‘It should have been a yellow card for Martins Pereira when he brought down Nemanja Matic. both bruno [Fernandes] And Cristiano, as competitive as he is, suddenly I put him on my shoulder.
‘They were there for a brief spell and shouted to the referee. It was the pain of making some wrong decisions against us. But then Cristiano sat down, Bruno sat down. We know that only one person is allowed in that technical area and that is me or Caras. [Michael Carrick]milf mickey [Phelan] ya kiran [McKenna].
He said, ‘It was just a moment of excitement, he should have been sent off, so I have no problem showing some passion with him and then going back down. not that he [Ronaldo] Was coaching the players, no.
Ronaldo’s frenzy has erupted at United, although there are concerns that his presence will limit the likes and influence of Mason Greenwood on his style. But Solskjaer says he hasn’t had to change things up to accommodate one of football’s biggest stalwarts and that Ronaldo has been a team player.
Solskjaer thinks working with Ronaldo will benefit him rather than banning Mason Greenwood
‘All new players, you manage the training sessions because they have to get used to the way we work. But Cristiano has been here before, he knows how we do things and we don’t really have to adapt any training,’ said the United boss.
‘Strategically, he gets what we want from him. It’s about getting the best out of the team rather than a single player. You can say you want the best from Bruno, you want the best from Mason, you want the best from Jadon [Sancho] or anthony [Martial].
‘We have so many players, the whole point is that we work together as a team. The stronger the collective, the more chance an individual has of achieving a goal or aid, then we celebrate together.
‘Cristiano came exactly as we expected. He knows Man United, he’s been here before, the same with Tom Heaton who’s back.
‘Two of them know the culture, they know what we do, they learned it here. He has given these young boys a clubbing glimpse of what you can do in your career.
‘They talk to him about their past experiences. How we work here is within the walls and you have to experience it to be able to pursue it. Anthony Elanga, Mason, Marcus [Rashford] For that matter, even Anthony Marshall. They are still young players and can learn from the best.
‘They know everything about the expectations and the circus and what happened before the Newcastle game, Cristiano handled it well and the other players handled it well. That’s what we do. Good players come and you learn from them but still you want to take their place.
Solskjaer doesn’t mind title-dreaming fans as long as he and players remain focused
United also signed Sancho and World Cup winner Rafael Varane in the summer to raise hopes and Solskjaer didn’t mind fans dreaming of winning their first Premier League title since Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement in 2013, when Till he and the players keep their eye. ball.
Solskjaer said, ‘That’s why you are here, at the biggest club in the world. ‘It’s called the theater of dreams, because if you [the fans] Don’t dream high, what are you doing to support your team? This is for the supporters.
‘I am grounded, the coach is grounded. We know our expectations. We know we have good players. But we also know that we are in a competitive situation where every single game and every single training session counts and we can’t take our eyes off the ball and the dream.