Ronaldo’s Temper Flares at Manchester United, Solskjaer Reveals

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Ronaldo’s Passionate Response to Being Benched

Former Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has shed light on Cristiano Ronaldo’s fiery reaction to being placed on the bench, despite the star forward’s own request for a rest. Ronaldo, who rejoined United in 2021, initially hit the ground running, scoring in his first two matches. However, his competitive nature sparked a heated moment when Solskjaer honored his wish to sit out the fourth game.

Learning from a Legend

In a candid discussion on the Stick to Football podcast, Solskjaer expressed his intentions behind signing Ronaldo, emphasizing the opportunity for younger players like Mason Greenwood, Marcus Rashford, and Anthony Martial to learn from one of the world’s most disciplined and accomplished players. Ronaldo’s blend of passion and experience was seen as a valuable asset to the squad.

A Rocky but Respectful Relationship

Despite the initial tension, Solskjaer spoke positively about his overall experience with Ronaldo during his tenure at Old Trafford. He acknowledged Ronaldo’s professional behavior, even in moments of disappointment, such as when the Portuguese star made a swift exit from the pitch after being substituted. Solskjaer highlighted the mutual respect and generally smooth rapport they maintained.

Ronaldo’s Discontent Post-Solskjaer

While Solskjaer’s time with Ronaldo was relatively free from conflict, he noted that the issues with the forward became more pronounced after his departure from the club. This insight offers a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes dynamics at Manchester United and Ronaldo’s complex character as a player who demands the highest standards from himself and his team.

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