09/19/2021 at 12:55 CEST
When it seemed that this season began full of illusion and new goals for him Manchester United, a defeat at the beginning of the campaign shakes the foundations of the project. And it is that after the first setback in the UEFA Champions League against him Young boys, the first doubts have reached the English team. And, of course, also the critics.
And it is that after the defeat in Switzerland, Rio Ferdinand charged hard against Cristiano Ronaldo and Ole Gunner Solskjaer. The former teammate of both at United criticized the attitude and behavior of the Portuguese star on the bench, when after being substituted he was very active on the bench, getting up, shouting and giving directions. According to himself Ferdinand, “held” the position of the Norwegian coach on the bench.
“You have to tell him to stay seated. If I were the coach, I would tell him to stay seated,” he said. Ferdinand. “I have to be honest. I understand that people think, when they behave like this, that Cristiano is a passionate boy. He wants to win and cannot help reacting when he sees the team in trouble. However, if that means getting up and shouting instructions, no it’s good, “claimed the former Red Devils defender. In addition, he added that he “seemed strange” the change for Jese Lingard, a “player to whom he tried to sell and give up during the previous season.”
To all this Solskjaer he responded bluntly, “River sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know. Cristiano was there for a moment, yelled at the referee and then sat down, “explained the Norwegian. The United manager had no qualms about explaining the situation that Ferdinand criticized,” they should have taken a card from Martins Pereira for taking down Nemanja Matic. Bruno and Christian they got up suddenly and that’s why they were next to me. They stayed there for a moment, yelled at the referee and then sat down “and he acknowledged that” we know that only one man is allowed to occupy the technical area, and that is me or Carras, Mick or Kieran. It was just a momentary impulse. Pereira should have been sent off, so I have no problem with them showing some passion and then returning to the bench. Is not that Ronaldo was training the players, “he said.