Harry Redknapp explains implication of what Ronaldo did beside Solskjaer

Manchester United legend Cristiano Ronaldo has already had a positive impact on the team having joined before the summer transfer deadline.

With three goals in two appearances, Ronaldo has proven his quality from his debut match, and even in the defeat to Young Boys, he scored the team’s only goal.

Meanwhile, Ronaldo’s ex teammate Rio Ferdinand brought to attention how Ronaldo stood beside club boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to dish out instructions despite having been subbed off.

Rio Ferdinand believes that Ole should have told him to sit down.

Former Portsmouth and Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has now given his verdict on Ronaldo’s act, and has revealed that it only shows the attitude of the Portuguese. Redknapp sees it as a sign of confidence and passion from the 36-year-old.

Redknapp wrote in a column for The Sun: “To the untrained eye, it may not have looked too good seeing Cristiano Ronaldo take up a role as Manchester United’s assistant boss this week.

“But as a former manager, I would be only too pleased to have my star player on the touchline, shouting encouragement to the rest of the team, having been substituted.

“Football is generally a selfish industry, even though it is a team sport, and it is not uncommon for players to sit on the bench with the hump, cursing the manager and the whole world if they are taken off.

“And when I say it’s not unusual, I would go as far to say from my experience that most players are like that.

“This is what sets Ronaldo apart from most others. The man’s a superstar, a supreme athlete and is a decent bet to end the season as the top scorer in the Premier League this season. And he is 36.

“If anyone has the right to sulk if taken off it is him.

“But, far from that, he still wanted more than anything to see his team win. That is why he was standing on the shoulder of his manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, barking at his team-mates.

“When you have players in your ranks who still shout for the team when they have been subbed for whatever reason, it is a massive reassurance.”