Rio Ferdinand revealed the reason he told Cristiano Ronaldo to sit down
Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend at the club and his return to the club has been widely hailed.
The 36-year-old is said to have a massive impact in the dressing room already as he tries to engineer confidence in the team.
In the 72nd minute against Young Boys, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer took off Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes as he tried to settle for a point against the Swiss side.
Despite being subbed off, Ronaldo still tried to make an impact on the team as he dished out instructions to his teammates just beside Solskjaer.
Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand has said that Solskjaer should have told Ronaldo to sit down.
Reacting to Ronaldo’s antics on BT Sport, the former United defender said;
“If I’m the manager, I’ve got to be honest, I’m telling him to sit down.”
Fellow pundit Peter Crouch agreed, chiming in;
“If I’m sitting on the bench as well I’m telling him to sit down. But he is Cristiano, we’ll let him do it.”
Ferdinand then softened his stance a little, as he went on: “I get it. You know, with Cristiano people go, ‘Oh it’s bravado”
“it’s for the fans’. He’s just a passionate guy. He wants to win, he’s desperate to win, and he can’t hold it in.
“If that means he has to go up there and stand next to the manager, shouting instructions etcetera, so be it”
“When it’s someone of his standing and stature in the game how can you argue with it?”
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