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Why Ronaldo's questioning of Solskjaer's decision to bench him shows his character should be checked


When you are a top player who has made a name in the game of football and has become a role model for so many young players and even kids, it is essential that you mind things you do and how you react to situations. One of the most respected footballer out there today is Cristiano Ronaldo, having achieved everything he has achieved in football, it is only normal that people draw inspiration from him and take him as role model.

However, the Portuguese striker reportedly said something recently that shows his character should be questioned. Before the International break, Manchester United were held to a disappointing draw at home by Everton, a game which Ronaldo started from the bench and Solskjaer's decision to bench his star man seems to have angered him, afterwards, a report surfaced that Ronaldo had told the coach that he will tell him when he needs a rest.

According to the report, A United source told The Sun that Cristiano Ronaldo was very disappointed for being benched against Everton. Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, presumed that he was tired after the Villarreal game, so he decided to only put him on early in the second half. However, the decision didn't go down well with the five times world footballer of the year, who has reportedly told his manager that he will tell him when he is not fit to play and that he want to feature in every league game.

Report also had it that Ronaldo had informed Solskjaer that he has come here to win trophies and that United need to play their most important players in all the games. In truth, Ronaldo is a big name in football that everyone, including coaches, must respect. However, in my opinion, I believe questioning your boss about his decision is very wrong to do.

In football, the rule is clear, there is the manager, then the players. Hardly can we find a situation whereby there will be a player manager. United signed Cristiano Ronaldo as a player not as a player coach, as such, he is in no position to question what his boss is doing.


Solskjaer has bosses too, so they are in the best position to question his doings. No player of good repute will look at his coach in the face by questioning him; therefore, I believe Ronaldo's decision to question Solskjaer about benching him shows that his character should be checked because, indirectly, he is having the very wrong impression on younger players.

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