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19th Sep 2021

Ole Solskjaer hits back at Rio Ferdinand’s Ronaldo comments

Lee Costello

“Sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know.”

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to Rio Ferdinand’s comments regarding Ronaldo’s behaviour on the touchline against Young Boys.

The Portuguese superstar was already subbed off when he was spotted on the touchline shouting advice to his team mates and reacting to the referee.

Ferdinand said the if he was manager he would have told Ronaldo to sit down. This comes a couple of weeks after his critics of Phil Jones still being at the club.

The United manager, and former team mate of Ferdinand, was less than happy with these remarks.

(Photo by Jonathan Moscrop/Getty Images)

“Rio, again you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn’t really know,” Solskjaer said. “It should have been a yellow card for the boy when he brought down Nemanja (Matic). Both Bruno (Fernandes) and Cristiano, as competitive as they are, suddenly I had them on my shoulder.

“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 and Bruno sat down.

“We know that there is only one man allowed in that technical area and that’s either me or Michael Carrick, or Mike Phelan or Kieran McKenna.

“That was just a spur-of-the-moment thing, over a player who should have been sent off. So I don’t have any problem with them showing some passion, then going back down.”

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