MANCHESTER UNITED fans are convinced Cristiano Ronaldo was mocking Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics during the crushing defeat to Liverpool.
Footage after one of Mo Salah’s goals shows the Portuguese icon, 36, waving his arms furiously.
Cristiano Ronaldo was caught on camera waving his arms furiously against Liverpool
It is unclear exactly what message he was trying to put across
Some reckon the gesticulations were aimed at Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tactics
As reported by the Mirror, he appears to be pointing in all different directions in a bizarre motion.
And although it is unclear exactly what the gestures were in reference to or who they were aimed at, some supporters reckon they were a dig at his manager.
One dug out an old video from early on in Solskjaer’s tenure of the United boss doing a similar movement with his arms to provide instructions to his players.
Someone replied: “Why is Ronaldo doing that. It looks like he’s doing it in a mocking way. It’s something Ole always does.”
Another wrote: “That’s so disrespectful, that’s the same as when Kepa refused to come off, but no one is gonna say it’s unprofessional or have a go at him because it’s Ronaldo.”
A third added: “The point is that Ronaldo is doing an Ole impression. It may not be that it happened whilst Ole was doing it. The point is Ronaldo is mimicking Ole and not in a good way.”
A final user explained: “After the first goal when it was a 3v1 after 5 minutes, probably indicating everyone was all over the place in defence.”
Ronaldo enjoyed the perfect start to life back at Old Trafford as he hit the ground running.
But he was controversially benched for the game against Everton.
And then on Sunday, Solskjaer got his game plan all wrong as his side part-pressed the energetic Reds and were picked apart in brutal fashion.
Naby Keita and Diogo Jota capitalised on poor defending to open the scoring before Salah grabbed a hat-trick.
To make Ronaldo’s mood even worse, he had a goal chalked off for a tight VAR offside call at 5-0.
But he could count himself fortunate to still be on the pitch at that point after kicking out in frustration towards Curtis Jones during the first half.
When the half-time whistle blew, Ronaldo stood with his hands on his hips, shaking his head and sighing to himself.
Afterwards, he took to social media to tell fans ‘you deserve better’.
He wrote: “Sometimes the result is not the one we fight for.
“Sometimes the score is not the one we want. And this is on us, only on us, because there’s no one else to blame.
“Our fans were, once again, amazing in their constant support.
“They deserve better than this, much better, and it’s up to us to deliver. The time is now!”
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Solskjaer got his tactics wrong and his side were dismantled by LiverpoolCredit: AFP
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