Pundit Simon Jordan has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo's touchline antics would not be allowed to happen if Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge of Manchester United.
Ronaldo was brought off in the second half of United's Champions League match against Young Boys by manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
At the time, 10-man United, who had Aaron Wan-Bissaka sent off in the opening 45 minutes, were clinging onto a valuable away point after Ronaldo's opener had been cancelled out.
Not content with sitting on the bench for the remainder of the game, the 36-year-old cut an animated figure on the touchline and barked out orders to his team-mates.
His actions drew criticism from his former United colleague Rio Ferdinand, and now Jordan has said he wouldn't do it if the legendary manager were in charge.
He told talkSPORT: “You can’t can’t imagine a Manchester United player behaving in that fashion in the technical area if Sir Alex was in situ.
“This is what happens when you build Ronaldo up to the stage where people are suggesting he’s bigger than Manchester United – which I think is laughable.
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“I’m not sure a player being in the technical area is needed, wanted, or part of a look. If looks are part of it, does it illustrate that 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 to be consequenced.”
The Portugal international's attempts to spur on his team were in vain too as Jesse Lingard misplaced a backpass to allow Young Boys to score a last-minute winner.
Solskjaer came under fire from United fans for substituting the club legend and explaining the move by saying: “We have to look after him as well.”
There have been questions as to whether Ronaldo will be causing the Red Devils boss more problems than he solves.
He will still be expected to start again West Ham on Sunday, though, after his blistering start with three goals in two games.
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