Manchester United

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer Hits Out at Rio Ferdinand Over Cristiano Ronaldo Touchline Comment

Arjun Singh Devgan
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a brilliant return to Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo has enjoyed a brilliant return to Manchester United / Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hit out at Red Devils legend, Rio Ferdinand over his criticism of the Norwegian and his management of footballing superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo - claiming that the former England international does not know what he is talking about.

Ferdinand believed that the United boss should have told Ronaldo to sit on the bench rather than roam on the touchline after substituting the player during their 2-1 to Young Boys in the Champions League opener.

Solskjaer for his part has revealed that Ronaldo along with fellow team-mate, Bruno Fernandes were protesting about a challenge by Young Boys midfielder Christopher Martins – suggesting that Ferdinand should get his facts right before offering his opinion.

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

“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 that there is only one man allowed in that technical area and that’s either me or Carras (Michael Carrick) or Mick (Phelan) or Kieran (McKenna) who is up there.”

Ferdinand and Solskjaer were team-mates at United during their dominance of English football, but that did not stop him from criticising the Norwegian. Ronaldo meanwhile has enjoyed a brilliant return to Old Trafford, scoring three goals in two games he has played so far.