Ex-Man U star warns Ronaldo not to mess with FergieMay 12th, 2009 - 1:09 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 12 (ANI): Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo has been warned to stop acting like a prima donna and be respectful of club manager Alex Ferguson, or he will be sorry.The message came from Manchester United legend Dwight Yorke, who was top scorer in the Red Devils’ greatest season back in 1998-99.
The Treble-winner had to learn to live with being subbed and left out of some big games, whatever his form. But he also knew the way to behave when it happened, reports The Sun.
According to The Sun, Ronaldo stood shaking his head on the sidelines when told he was being subbed. He then took a top offered to him by a member of staff and threw it to the ground before mouthing his disgust while sat on the bench. After the game he was off home within 15 minutes.
Yorke said: “When you look at what is happening at United - going for the title and in the Champions League final - everything is great. Then you get someone behaving like that. To throw away his tracksuit top and huff and puff is uncalled for and out of order, there is no need. The manager will not be happy. He is the manager, he makes the call. “You can go and see him in his office if you have a grievance but to act like that in front of millions of people will offend Sir Alex.”
Yorke warned: “The fans will always be on Fergie’s side, there is always going to be one winner. You don’t want to upset him in the manner Ronaldo did. The manager makes these decisions for a reason and he doesn’t often get it wrong.” (ANI)
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