Cristiano Ronaldo has come under heavy criticism for his Champions League sideline antics this week, but it’s not the first time he’s tried to take charge.
Ronaldo made his Champions League debut for Manchester United on Tuesday and gave a good account of himself with an early goal against Young Boys.
Things quickly got worse, and following the expulsion of Aaron Wan-Bissaka, the Swiss side scored two goals in the second half to doom Man United to a shock defeat.
Ronaldo was substituted in the 72nd minute and replaced by Jesse Lingard, whose mistake led to the winner.
Being pulled out didn’t stop Ronaldo from remaining involved in the game.
The 36-year-old barely made contact with the substitutes bench before rising to scold his teammates alongside manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
Of Ronaldo’s antics, ex-Man United teammate Rio Ferdinand said: “If I’m the manager I have to be honest I tell him to sit down.”
Meanwhile, talkSPORT’s Martin Keown said, “He has to know his place and he has to sit down.
“I’m pretty sure Solskjaer will handle this the right way, he can even cheer him on, but there is only one manager.
“I don’t think under Sir Alex Ferguson it would have been that far, maybe he would have told her about it a little sooner.”
However, what Ronaldo did in Bern was nothing compared to the Euro 2016 final where he made a very lively figure.
Ronaldo made a tearful exit from Portugal’s clash against France after getting injured early on.
However, he made sure to offer his teammates all the encouragement possible from the sideline.
After Eder put Portugal in the lead in overtime, Ronaldo was on the edge of the technical zone barking instructions to the players along with Portugal head coach Fernando Santos.
In his excitement, Ronaldo was even seen playfully manhandling and pushing the then 61-year-old Santos as Portugal edged closer to victory.
Ronaldo won’t be advised to become a coach during Man United’s Premier League trip to West Ham on Sunday, however, there is no doubt that Solskjaer had a much easier time than Santos.
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