Speaking on talkSPORT radio, former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan said: “You can’t imagine a Manchester United player behaving in that fashion in the technical area if Sir Alex Ferguson was still there.
“This is what happens when you build Cristiano Ronaldo up to the stage where people are suggesting he’s bigger than Man United — which I think is laughable. I’m not sure a player being in the technical area is needed.
“If looks are part of it, does it illustrate that Ole Gunnar 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 it,”
Cristiano Ronaldo briefly acted as player-manager in last week’s 2–1 defeat against Young Boys in the Champions League, joining Solskjaer on the touchline after being substituted.
However, the Norwegian has already clarified that the incident was a one-off, explaining exactly what the 36-year-old forward was doing by his side in Bern.