"People are suggesting he's bigger than Man United" - Simon Jordan reacts to Cristiano's touchline incident

“People are suggesting he’s bigger than Man United” – Simon Jordan reacts to Cristiano’s touchline incident

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Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan insists Cristiano Ronaldo was wrong for remonstrating to his teammates after he has been substituted during Young Boys game.

Ronaldo was substituted in the 72nd minute for Jesse Lingard, who then saw his horrendous pass back to goalkeeper David de Gea intercepted by Theoson Siebatcheu who slotted home the winner.

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At that time on the bench, the 36-year-old was continually seen remonstrating to his teammates alongside manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Speaking on talkSPORT radio, Simon Jordan said: “You can’t can’t imagine a Manchester United player behaving in that fashion in the technical area if Sir Alex Ferguson was still there.

“This is what happens when you build Cristiano Ronaldo up to the stage where people are suggesting he’s bigger than Man United — which I think is laughable. I’m not sure a player being in the technical area is needed.

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“If looks are part of it, does it illustrate that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is in command of the ship? I don’t think he is. I think he’s a manager that spends his time making sure players are happy rather than consequencing players when they need it,”

Ronaldo briefly acted as a player-manager in last week’s 2–1 defeat against Young Boys in the Champions League, joining Solskjaer on the touchline after being substituted.

However, the Norwegian has already clarified that the incident was a one-off, explaining exactly what the 36-year-old forward was doing by his side in Bern.

Source: talkSPORT

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