By Kevin Phillips

5th Nov, 2021 | 8:00am

Pundit 'amazed' by what Solskjaer allegedly told Ronaldo at Man United as Jordan fumes

Kevin Phillips is “amazed” to hear Man United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allegedly consulted Cristiano Ronaldo about a formation change.

However, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Premier League striker insisted he has no problem with it so long as it only happens occasionally.

Simon Jordan claimed on talkSPORT (November 3rd) that Solskjaer “asked Ronaldo what to do next” when Raphael Varane went off with injury in the 2-2 draw with Atalanta on Tuesday.

United reverted from a back three to a back four after Varane was replaced by Mason Greenwood after 38 minutes.

Phillips claimed it would be “a big problem” if Solskjaer seeks the advice of Ronaldo frequently.

“It happens,” he told Football Insider. “It just amazes me that it happens at one of the biggest clubs in the world.

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“I don’t have a major issue with it. Generally, I have been brought up on managers encouraging players to solve problems themselves. Sometimes the players and managers have to consult each other.

“I have played in numerous games where the players go over to the manager when there’s a break in play and give advice. Sometimes as a manager you need to hold your hands up.

“For me, it is not a major issue. United are just under the spotlight right now because things are not going well. People are just making a meal of things.

“Why would you not consult one of the best players ever. The big problem is if Solskjaer is doing it all the time. There’s no problem with it happening every now and then.”

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