How Cristiano Ronaldo Pushed Man United To Sack Ole Gunnar

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Renowned English football television pundit Paul Charles Merson has claimed that the signing of former Juventus striker Cristiano Ronaldo was the beginning of the end to Ole Gunnar’s tenure at Manchester United as a coach.


The Norwegian was relieved of his duties on Sunday evening following a series of poor results that ended with an embarrassing 4-1 defeat to Watford.

Manchester United announces that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has left his role as manager. Ole will always be a legend at Manchester United and it is with regret that we have reached this difficult decision. While the past few weeks have been disappointing, they should not obscure all the work he has done over the past three years to rebuild the foundations for long-term success the statement on the club website reads.

However, according to Marson, the club’s recent dip of form was not due to Solskjaer ‘s incompetence but rather the influence of Ronaldo’s arrival.

He felt sorry for the Solskjaer explaining that he was forced into signing the Portugues to block him from going to their City rivals, something that threw out the coach’s plans for the season.

They only went for him because they heard Man City were after him. It is not like United were calling Juventus to ask if he is available because Ronaldo is the missing link for United winning  Marson said

Taking to his column, he added that Ronaldo’s arrival messed the squad’s game plan, having finished in second place the previous season.

I feel sorry for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He had a plan at the start of the season, having finished second last season. He’s chased Jadon Sancho for a long time, got him in, and he’s given Edinson Cavani another year. You could see his plan: you play Cavani every other game, you have Sancho on one side, Marcus Rashford on the other, you have Mason Greenwood coming in and swapping around, you have pace, power, energy, youth, skill, the lot

Ronaldo passed a heartfelt tribute to his immediate former coach, wishing him all his endeavors.

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. 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 The 36-year-old five-time Ballon d’Or winner wrote on his social media handles


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