Cristiano Ronaldo has broken his silence on Manchester United’s sacking of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and sent him a message for the future.
After United announced the decision to part ways with the Norwegian, a number of the squad made social posts thanking their former boss on Sunday.
But Ronaldo did not upload anything until Monday morning, when he shared a picture of him and Solskjaer on Instagram.
The caption read: “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!”
Since Ronaldo’s return at Old Trafford it has been mostly downhill for the club – they’ve won just five matches out of 14.
Questions were raised about his inclusion into the starting XI disrupting the balance of the team.
And his inability to carry out an effective press at the age of 36 also conflicted with Solskjaer’s approach.
Those arguing in defence of the Portugal international will point to the valuable goals he’s netted so far this season.
He scored late in the Champions League clashes against Villarreal at home and both fixtures with Atalanta to secure two wins and a draw.
But Solskjaer has become the eighth manager to fall victim of the sack whilst having Ronaldo in their team.
While he was at Real Madrid, Manuel Pellegrini, Jose Mourinho, Carlo Ancelotti and Rafa Benitez all got the chop.
And during his spell with Juventus, Max Allegri, Maurizio Sarri and Andrea Pirlo were fired too.
Reports suggest Ronaldo wants Spain manager Luis Enrique as the next man in the dugout at Old Trafford.
But one pundit has urged Solskjaer’s potential successor to usher the club legend out the exit door.