Manchester United fans are convinced that Cristiano Ronaldo was making fun of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics during their crushing loss to Liverpool.
Footage after one of Mo Salah’s goals showed the 36-year-old Portuguese icon waving his arms furiously.
as reported by Mirror, he appears to be pointing in all different directions in a strange motion.
And although it’s not immediately clear what the gestures were in context or for whom they were intended, some supporters believe they were taking a dig at her manager.
One dug up an old video from the start of Solskjaer’s tenure as United boss making a similar movement with his arms to provide instructions to his players.
Someone replied: “Why is Ronaldo doing this. It looks like he’s doing it in jest. It’s something Ole always does.”
Another wrote: “It’s so outrageous, it’s the same as when Kepa refused to come, but no one is going to say it’s unprofessional or that Ronaldo should pay attention to him.”
A third said: “The thing is Ronaldo is doing an Ole impression. It can’t be that Ole was doing it. The thing is, Ronaldo is copying Ole and not in a good way.”
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One end user explained: “After the first goal when it was 3v1 after 5 minutes, perhaps indicating that everyone was in place on defense.”
Running on the field, Ronaldo enjoyed a perfect start to life back at Old Trafford.
But he was controversially benched for the game against Everton.
And then on Sunday, Solskjaer got his game plan wrong as his side partially suppressed the energetic Reds and fell apart in brutal fashion.
Nabi Keita and Diogo Jota took advantage of poor defending to open the scoring before Salah took a hat-trick.
To spoil Ronaldo’s mood even more, he had chalked out a goal for a tight VAR offside call at 5-0.
But he could have considered himself lucky to be on the pitch at the time, even after Curtis Jones was kicked out in frustration during the first half.
At the half-time whistle, Ronaldo stood up with his hands on his hips, nodded and sighed.
Later, she took to social media to tell fans ‘you deserve better’.
He wrote: “Sometimes the outcome is not what we fight for.
“Sometimes the score isn’t what we want. And it’s on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame.
“Our fans were, once again, amazing in their continued support.
“They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. Now’s the time!”
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