It’s one of the most talked about things in football over the past week, and a clip of Ronaldo’s former manager Jose Mourinho has now resurfaced online.
\u201cGood morning everyone, As Always, Jose Mourinho said it before the time. How can we expect Ten Hag to know how to handle big players nevermind the biggest, Cristiano Ronaldo, when all he has on his CV are Dutch Titles.\u201d
Footage from Netflix series The Playbook sees Mourinho, who managed Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid, discussing how to coach the biggest players in the game.
He said: "If you are not able to coach the big players, you are not able to coach anyone. It is very important for a coach to understand, you are not going to teach them how to play football.
Mourinho added: "You are not going to teach Ronaldo how to take a free-kick, you are not going to teach [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic how to hold the ball on his chest, you are not going to teach [Didier] Drogba how to attack the first post and score in the air.
"You are going to teach them how to play football, in that team."
Food for thought for Ten Hag.
Erik ten Hag has since said that Ronaldo has to accept the consequences and potential backlash for the "bad behaviour" that means the Manchester United star sits out the trip to Chelsea.
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