Cristiano Ronaldo has finally broken his silence on the sacking of his Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after their 4-1 defeat against Watford in the Premier League this weekend. Solskjaer had been under pressure for the past few weeks, as United continued to be subpar performance-wise and also in results.
Cristiano Ronaldo also played with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer during the Portuguese’s first spell at Manchester United, where the duo won a number of titles together and also partnered in attack under Sir Alex Ferguson. This time around, however, it was not as fruitful for the duo and many have claimed that Ronaldo had a role to play in the dismissal of the Norwegian manager.
“Ole is an outstanding human-being,” Cristiano Ronaldo on the Norwegian manager
Ronaldo, however, did everything in his power to help Solskjaer keep his job, by helping United win and rescue a number of matches in the final minutes but their professional relationship has come to an end for a second time this weekend.
Acknowledging what Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had done for the team, both as a player and a manager, the Portuguese forward took to his social media accounts to post an emotional farewell.
“He’s been my striker when I first came to Old Trafford and he’s been my coach since I came back to Man. United,” Ronaldo posted on his official social media channels.
“But most of all, Ole is an outstanding human being. I wish him the best in whatever his life has reserved for him. Good luck, my friend! You deserve it!”