EPL Jordan supports Rooney’s criticism of Ronaldo. Simon Jordan, a former owner of Crystal Palace, has endorsed Manchester United great Wayne Rooney’s criticism of striker Cristiano Ronaldo.
Ronaldo has garnered negative attention for the wrong reasons several times so far this season.
The Portuguese skipper was eager to leave Man United in the summer, but a transfer did not take place.
Before the final horn sounded during Man United’s 2-0 Premier League victory against Tottenham Hotspur last month, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner also made his way down the tunnel.
In the ensuing 1-1 draw with Chelsea, Man United boss Erik ten Hag removed him from the matchday squad due to his choice.
Rooney, a former teammate of Ronaldo’s, recently lambasted the forward for his antics when playing for Juventus and Real Madrid.
The things Ronaldo has done since the beginning of the season, in Rooney’s opinion, are unacceptable for Manchester United. I’ve seen Roy Keane stand up for him. Roy won’t consent to that. Roy would in no way consent to such.
Jordan has since joined Rooney in criticizing Ronaldo, though.
He [Ronaldo] is in a club where Man United was in flux, so I think he [Ronaldo] needed to be a self-starter in terms of setting an example and serving as a role model. It has been in disorder due to a lack of standards for many years.
“When he first played for Sir Alex Ferguson, he was given little option about standards. While playing for Real Madrid, he had little control over the standards he would and would not uphold.
“However, he did have a choice at Manchester United [second stint] since the organization was in turmoil and had any leaders. Therefore, what we may have witnessed was a true look into Cristiano Ronaldo’s nature.