Cristiano Ronaldo hails ‘outstanding human being’ Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after his sacking, as he hails his ‘friend’ after playing with and under him during two stints at Manchester United.
- Ole Gunnar Solskjaer was sacked by Manchester United on Sunday morning
- Cristiano Ronaldo praised Solskjaer after starting his career with him
- We called him a “distinguished person” and wished him success in the future
United finally pulled the trigger on the Norwegian on Sunday morning in the wake of the club’s humiliating 4-1 defeat to the lowly. WatfordThe club is now looking for a temporary manager to lead them until the end of the season.
Solskjaer has faced increasing calls from fans to quit during a struggles campaign – with the Red Devils now discounting 12 points. Chelsea On top of the table despite competing for three major deals, including the famous Ronaldo.
Cristiano Ronaldo praised Ole Gunnar Solskjaer after he was sacked by Manchester United
He praised the “outstanding human being”, who began his career with him at Old Trafford
However, a number of critics praised the beleaguered coach, including Gary Neville, for bringing some pride back to United after years of uncertainty, while members of the squad praised him for his work at the club.
Ronaldo added to this offer of support, posting a tribute to Solskjaer on social media after his elimination and praising his personality.
The 37-year-old played up front for Solskjaer when he first joined the club in 2004 before playing under him as a coach when he returned from Juventus this summer.
“He was my striker when I first came to Old Trafford and he has been my coach since my return to Manchester United,” Ronaldo wrote.
The club finally pulled the trigger on its beleaguered coach after a disastrous 4-1 loss to Watford
But most of all, Ollie is an outstanding human being. I wish him success in everything that his life preserves for him. Good luck my friend! you deserve it!’
There was a lot of excitement when Solskjaer signed Ronaldo to secure a fantastic comeback, but while the Portuguese star scored a few goals to get them out of trouble, his presence caused problems for his boss.
Ronaldo has stormed the tunnel on a number of occasions, with the feeling that Solskjaer lacks the power to control his aura of dominance.
And he has been criticized for undermining his coach for his moody behavior – especially after being picked off the bench in the 1-1 draw with Everton.
There was excitement when Solskjaer secured Ronaldo’s return to Old Trafford
But their relationship soon became strained as the striker began to dominate life at the club
Solskjaer also received letters from captain Harry Maguire, who thanked him for signing him from Leicester City and giving him the captaincy.
You signed me to the best club in the world and gave me the biggest honor in football. Great respect and gratitude forever. Thank you for everything chief. Legend.’
Striker Marcus Rashford was the first to post about Solskjaer after his exit, calling him a “club legend”, while goalkeeper David de Gea said: “You’ve always given everything and everyone knows you’re a legend at ManUtd.”
Neville – another former team-mate of Solskjaer – has been highly critical of the club for its handling of the coach and the decision-making, but feels that the Cardiff boss and ex-born have succeeded in “restoring the soul” to Old Trafford.
Marcus Rashford was the first current United player to respond to news of his sacking on Sunday
Harry Maguire (left) thanked Solskjaer ‘the legend’ after the Manchester United boss was sacked
The Sky Sports pundit said on Twitter: ‘Thank you Olly. You made us proud. The past two months have been tough but before that I’ve got some soul back for the club.”
Evra, another former United defender and Solskjaer’s teammate, wrote on Twitter: “Thank you for making us believe in @ManUtd again my friend…”
Ander Herrera, the former United midfielder, posted a picture of himself embracing Solskjaer on Instagram and wrote: ‘One of the best people I’ve met in football. All the best, Olly.