Former Manchester City star, Trevor Sinclair has hit hit out at Manchester United superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, claiming that the player made a "coward's challenge" during the Red Devils 2-0 loss to their rivals in the Premier League on Saturday.
Ronaldo cut an increasingly frustrated figure during the game and appeared to take his anger out on Kevin de Bruyne late on with what Sinclair described as a ‘naughty’ tackle.
"That’s a cheap one. The challenge initially went in from Fernandes, and as he’s down on the floor after being fouled, Ronaldo launches into that. I know it’s only one foot, but he’s jumped in with his studs showing. I thought it was a little bit naughty," Sinclair said as quoted by Metro.
"It’s a little bit of frustration, but it’s not OK. I hope De Bruyne is OK because it’s a really poor challenge. It’s a coward’s challenge. He’s got away with a couple, the one with [Liverpool’s] Curtis Jones as well. He’s got a temper because he’s a winner. He doesn’t like losing."
United's loss on the night put further pressure one manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, with many believing that the Norwegian is not the right man for the job and that they should cut their losses and let him go.