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Bringing Ronaldo back felt right but was wrong – Solskjaer


Solskjær, the former Manchester United manager, expressed that signing Cristiano Ronaldo as manager "felt right but was wrong." He mentioned that the ego of some players contributed to his sacking. Ronaldo returned to the club in the summer of 2021 at the age of 35. Solskjær admitted that it was a tough decision to make, but it ultimately didn't work out as expected.

"It felt like the perfect fit when he joined, and the fans could feel the energy at that Newcastle game when Old Trafford was buzzing. He was still one of the top goal scorers in the world, looking strong. However, after the 5-0 loss to Liverpool at Old Trafford and subsequent defeats to Manchester City and Watford, it became clear that those matches would be decisive for my fate as manager."

"When things didn't go as planned, you could see certain players' egos emerge. We had a convincing 3-0 win against Tottenham away, but then we suffered two losses. Some players had an inflated view of themselves, not matching their actual abilities. I was disappointed when a couple turned down the chance to be captain, and when others refused to play or train to force their way out. Being a coach is challenging, dealing with individuals and their unique backgrounds. But most players are dedicated professionals who prioritize the club over themselves."

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