The war of words between Ronaldo and Mourinho hasn’t ended yet, as the Chelsea manager accused the Manchester United winger of “not showing maturity and respect” and attributed that to a “difficult childhood” with “no education.”
It started when Mourinho claimed on Sunday (Apr 22) that there was a new rule in English football, where United could not concede a penalty and Chelsea could not win one.
Ronaldo later was reported to have told Portuguese television that Jose Mourinho doesn’t know how to admit his own failures; and Mourinho retaliated by calling Ronaldo a liar.
Alex Ferguson on Friday commented that Mourinho has no respect for others and should be punished by FA for the penalty comment.
Then, in the aftermath of Chelsea’s 2-2 draw at home to Bolton on Saturday which saw them slip five points behind Premiership leaders United, Mourinho was asked about comments Sir Alex Ferguson had made in response to the row.
Mourinho said: “It’s a game where a kid had some statements not very… not showing maturity and respect, maybe difficult childhood, no education, maybe the consequence of that. Sir Alex felt he had to protect his boy. But normal things… I have no problems with him (Ferguson). I have no problem with the boy.”
Manchester United winger Cristiano Ronaldo and Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho is in war of words.
It started when Mourinho claimed on Sunday (Apr 22) that there was a new rule in English football, where United could not concede a penalty and Chelsea could not win one. Mourinho was referring to spot-kicks both Sheffield United and Middlesbrough felt they should have been given at Old Trafford and a penalty he thought Chelsea should have had at Newcastle.
“The whole world knows how he is,” Ronaldo later was reported to have told Portuguese television.
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The plaudits for Cristiano Ronaldo’s superlative season keep rolling in, as he has been named player of the year by football fans voting through the Professional Footballers’ Association (PFA).
The 22-year-old Manchester United star scooped the players’ player and young player of the year awards at the PFA’s gala dinner on Sunday night, making him the first player to win both awards at the ceremony since Andy Gray in 1977.
Fans voted for Ronaldo ahead of other favourites such as Chelsea’s Didier Drogba and Arsenal youngster Cesc Fabregas, both of whom have had excellent seasons of their own.
Sir Alex Ferguson has ordered Cristiano Ronaldo to cut back on his practice to prevent the PFA Player of the Year burning himself out.
With so many defenders injured, and both Park Ji-sung and Louis Saha sidelined as well, there will be even more pressure on the 22-year-old to deliver over the final weeks of the campaign.
And Ferguson is anxious the winger does not extend himself too much on the training ground.
‘You have to drag Cristiano off the training pitch sometimes because he likes to practice so much,’ said Ferguson.
‘It is part of his but maybe he overdid it a little last week.
‘We are trying to preserve his energies for the important games, so we are going to have to cut back on his practice.
‘He really has been carrying the banner for us for a long time now but we are really down on players now so there is a big onus on the boy.’