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Man Utd boss Solskjaer takes ANOTHER swipe at Rio Ferdinand over Cristiano Ronaldo criticism

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER took ANOTHER swipe at Rio Ferdinand, insisting: I am the Manchester United boss.

The club’s former defender Ferdinand questioned why Cristiano Ronaldo was allowed to shout orders from the sidelines during the midweek loss to Young Boys.

Ferdinand suggested Ronaldo was undermining his manager’s authority.

“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.”

Solskjaer took a pop at Ferdinand last month after the TV pundit said he was “baffled” by Phil Jones being given a new contract.

The duo played together at Old Trafford for five years between 2002 and 2007.


Ahead of their visit to West Ham today, United’s boss added: “We know there is only one man allowed in the technical area and that’s either me or Carras (Michael Carrick), Mick (Phelan) or Kieran (McKenna).

“We thought it should have been a yellow card for Christopher Martin when he brought down Nemanja Matic.

“So I don’t have any problem with them showing some passion and then sitting back down.”

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