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Cristiano Ronaldo has sent Ole Gunnar Solskjaer a departing message on social media after the Norwegian was fired by Manchester United on Sunday morning.
The Portuguese superstar wished his former boss and teammate the very best in a farewell message, one that goes some way towards dispelling any notion of a falling out between the pair.
While Ronaldo has helped drag the manager, and the club as a whole, out of some dire situations this season, he could ultimately do very little at the weekend to prevent United from falling to another dismal defeat.
The Red Devils were on the end of a 4-1 battering away at newly-promoted Watford, a result that rendered Solskjaer's position as manager of the club completely untenable.
However, in spite of the side's horrendous recent form, Ronaldo was still very complimentary towards the 48-year-old, who did previously help United reach the 2021 Europa League final.
"But most of all, Ole is an outstanding human being. I wish him the best in whatever his life has reserved for him.
He's been my striker when I first came to Old Trafford and he's been my coach since I came back to Man. United. But most of all, Ole is an outstanding human being. I wish him the best in whatever his life has reserved for him.- Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) November 22, 2021
Good luck, my friend!
You deserve it! pic.twitter.com/pdm7RXr2RX
The message received a healthy amount of support from fans online, who pointed to the 36-year-old's continued effort and willingness to try and help United, even when the writing was on the wall for Solskjaer.
Everyone could see you did the best you could under Ole but sadly, it just wasn't working.- UtdFaithfuls (@UtdFaithfuls) November 22, 2021
Heads up, :goat:.
you tried your best to save his job multiple times. you're an amazing human. my GOAT :goat: for multiple reasons.- Biyi :fire: (@BiyiThePlug) November 22, 2021
Other replies, meanwhile, weren't quite as kind to the former Juventus man...
After getting him sacked?- Caleb Hayford.:triangular_flag_on_post: (@CalebEkow) November 22, 2021
You don't respect Ole never mind being his friend if you was you and the other lot would have made more of an effort instead of walking about the pitch.- Jonathan Clarke (@clarkey2007) November 22, 2021
The search for Ole's successor is now underway, with Mauricio Pochettino currently looking like the early frontrunner to land the coveted job.
But could the PSG manager get the very best out of CR7?
Let us know in the comments below.
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