‘I LOVE Solskjaer… I believe he did a great job and he wanted extra time’: Cristiano Ronaldo insists that Manchester United ought to NOT have sacked the Norwegian and changed him with Ralf Rangnick
Cristiano Ronaldo has heaped reward on former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and claimed he ‘did a great job and wanted extra time’.
Ronaldo has hit the headlines over the previous week after the discharge of his bombshell interview with Piers Morgan on TalkTV.
Inside the controversial sit-down with Morgan, Ronaldo slammed the present state of the membership, together with closely criticising United supervisor Erik ten Hag and former teammates together with Gary Neville and Rooney.
Cristiano Ronaldo has heaped reward on former Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
Nonetheless, he additionally mentioned different a number of wide-ranging points, together with the subject of his former boss Solskjaer.
After Ronaldo signed final summer time, with hopes that the Portuguese famous person would take United onto larger heights, the Norwegian was sacked after a poor begin to the season.
United had been mendacity in seventh place with 17 factors from 12 video games on the time, bringing an finish to Solskjaer’s reign that lasted slightly below three years.
And within the first a part of the interview launched on Wednesday, Ronaldo hailed Solskjaer as an individual and for the job he did.
‘I like Solskjaer. I believe he was a high individual,’ Ronaldo informed Morgan on TalkTV.
He mentioned Solskjaer was a high individual and believes he might be an excellent coach sooner or later
‘As a result of what I preserve inside my coronary heart is the center of the individual, and for me Ole is a high individual.
‘Coach? In fact, he did not search for what he desires. It is exhausting to imagine after Sir Alex Ferguson, however I believe he did a great job for for positive and he wanted extra time.
‘However I’ve no doubts that he might be a great coach sooner or later. But it surely was a great expertise. I used to be so happy to work for him, despite the fact that it was a brief interval.’
Ronaldo additionally claimed that United ought to have given Solskjaer extra time as a substitute of bringing in Ralf Rangnick
Solskjaer left United with 91 wins from 168 video games in cost, though underneath him the Red Devils had been defeated on penalties within the Europa League ultimate in opposition to Villarreal in 2021, that means he didn’t win any trophies whereas answerable for the membership.
Ronaldo additionally slammed the choice to herald Ralf Rangnick as Solskjaer’s substitute as he mentioned he’s ‘not even a coach’ and claimed he had ‘by no means even heard of him’ earlier than arriving at Outdated Trafford.
He added: ‘No, they do not (know what they’re doing). They knew with the membership, very effectively. However they do not know the primary dimension of the membership inside, the historical past of the membership.
‘Which is, for me, stunned me much more. Which is if you sack Ole Solskjaer, you need to deliver a high supervisor, not a sports activities director.’