"There is no question their goalkeeper conned the referee," he said after the game.
"His action forced the referee to book Cristiano.
"Why would he want to go down? He was on a hat-trick, he had gone round the keeper and he was brought down. It was a ridiculous decision.
"There is this perceived idea of Cristiano that he is going to dive.
"It is quite unfair because he is nothing like that now. He is more mature and a magnificent footballer.
"He was one-on-one and he could not get out of the way."