Solskjaer slams on Ferdinand for criticizing Ronaldo and Fernandes
The Red Devils have gone undefeated in their last 28 Premier League away fixtures, the longest such streak in English league history, allowing just 19 goals in the process.
However,a 2-1 Champions League defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday
brought the Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, under fire. Both Ronaldo and Fernandes were substituted in the 72nd-minute before Siebatcheu’s 95th-minute winner for the Swiss side as they both showed their frustrations by Solskjaer’s decision.
Rio Ferdinand suggested it would be difficult to prevent a player of Ronaldo's standing in the game to hold his tongue. He told BT Sport on the duo’s behavior:
"If I'm the manager, I've got to be honest, I'm telling him to sit down."
"He's just a passionate guy. He wants to win, he's desperate to win, and he can't hold it in
," Ferdinand continued.
"If that means he has to go up there and stand next to the manager, shouting instructions, so be it."
"Rio, again you know, sometimes he comments on things he doesn't really know,"
said Solskjaer ahead of his side’sSunday Premier League clash with West Ham
"It's not like he was coaching players. No. Both Bruno and Cristiano, as competitive as they are, suddenly I had them on my shoulder.
"They were there for a brief spell and shouted at the referee. That was the aggravation of getting a few bad decisions against us. But then Cristiano sat down and Bruno sat down."
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