Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo says former manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer deserved more time at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo signed for Solskjaer last year before seeing him sacked in December.
He told Piers Morgan’s show: “I love Solskjaer. I think he was a top person, because what I keep inside my heart, it’s the heart of the persons. And Ole for me, is a top person.
“It’s hard. It’s hard to assume [the role] after Sir Alex Ferguson, but I think he did a good job for sure. You need much more time.
“But I’m never doubt that you’re going to be a good coach in the future. But it was a good experience.
“I was, I was so pleased to work with him even for a short period.”
On criticism from younger coaches, he also said: “To be honest, Piers, it’s something that I don’t understand. It’s the new coaches that are coming around, they think they find the last Coca Cola in the desert, which is I don’t understand the football that invents many, many years.
“But I respect any coach, every different approach, different opinions, different mentality, but kind of some points that you’re, you’re not agree. So I’m always like that in my life.
“I’ve always been, besides the best coaches in the world: Zidane and Ancelloti, Mourinho, Fernando Santos, Allegri… So I have kind of, some experience because I learn from them.
“And when you see some coaches that are coming, that they want the revolution [in] the football, I don’t agree, I have my opinion.
“They agree or they don’t, they disagree, but it’s part of the business because at the end of the day, I’m in a club to win, and with my experience, I want to help. Like always, and some coaches that don’t accept and, you know, it’s part of the job.”