The Manchester United forward demonstrated his bullish nature this week as he reportedly intervened in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s half-time team talk as they were 2-0 down to Atalanta
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi have a lot of similarities but there is a stark contrast in how they behave in the dressing room.
The Manchester United forward demonstrated his bullish nature this week as he reportedly intervened in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s half-time team talk as they were 2-0 down to Atalanta.
Solskjaer was trying to defuse the situation as players bickered among themselves before Ronaldo stepped in and gave United players the hairdryer treatment, according to The Sun.
It’s claimed the forward asked his United teammates ‘Are you not ashamed?’ as he criticised their first-half performance.
Ronaldo then warned the Red Devils that if they did not complete a famous comeback, their future in the Champions League was at stake.Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly intervened in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s half time team talk
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Solskjaer then took back control of the team talk as United went out for the second half – and the rest was history.
And it was Ronaldo who was the savior once again with a stoppage-time strike to secure the 3-2 win over the Italians after Marcus Rashford and Harry Maguire got them on level terms.
Messi’s demeanor is very different, however, as the PSG forward has been found to be far more reserved.
Achraf Hakimi provided an insight into what the former Barcelona man is like in the dressing room and admitted he was surprised how “quiet” he is.
Speaking to French outlet L’Equipe, the Moroccan wing-back said: “For Messi to leave Barca, like everyone else, I didn’t expect it.
“And when I heard you were coming here, what can I say? A dream for me!
“I played with many great players and the only one I missed was Messi! I am proud to evolve with such a good footballer. To progress, I will pay attention to how he trains, how he plays.Lionel Messi scored twice as PSG defeated RB Leipzig on Tuesday
“It will grow the team and each of the players that make it up. We speak the same language, in addition, little by little we are getting to know each other.”
Hakimi added: “Building a technical relationship with him is easy!
“I give him the ball, I run and he will put it where it belongs! I was surprised by the way he behaved, he is simple, quiet.”