Cristiano Ronaldo: Wholesome Footage Shows Manchester United Star Hugging a Young Fan in Moldova

Cristiano Ronaldo: Wholesome Footage Shows Manchester United Star Hugging a Young Fan in Moldova

Martin Moses
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:12 PM
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  • A young fan in Moldova's capital city, Chisinau breached security protocols to hug Cristiano Ronaldo
  • Ronaldo warmly embraced the fan before signing his own jersey that the fan was wearing
  • Ronaldo had earlier appeared to snub a medic who had wanted to take a photo at halftime during the game against Sheriff Tiraspol

Cristiano Ronaldo made the day of a young fan in Moldova when he embraced him and signed his jersey.

Ronaldo was part of Manchester United's squad that had travelled to Moldova to face Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.

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Cristiano Ronaldo in action against Sheriff Tiraspol. Photo by MB Media.
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As he left the hotel to board the bus, the young fan risked everything by evading the security personnel to get Ronaldo's attention.

In the video seen by Sports Brief, Ronaldo is alerted of the fan's presence, to which he then invites him in for a heartwarming hug. The fan was donning Ronaldo's shirt with his favourite number 7 on the back.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner then asks for a pen to sign the fan's jersey.

Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season against Sheriff Tiraspol

Sports Brief had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo scored his first-ever goal in the UEFA Europa League, which doubles as his first goal of the season across all competitions.

Ronaldo notched his first goal in Europe's secondary club competition with a lovely strike against Moldovan outfit Sheriff Tiraspol.

The 37-year-old forward has struggled to find the back of the net since the start of the season largely due to an uneventful pre-season which translated into the season.

Ronaldo snubbed a medic's request to take a photo with him

In contrasting fortunes, Portugal superstar Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to refuse to take a photo with a medical staff member as he walked down the tunnel at halftime during Manchester United’s clash with Sheriff Tiraspol in the Europa League.

The Red Devils were looking to bounce back from their opening day shock defeat to Real Sociedad as they travelled to Chisinau to face the Moldovan champions.

At halftime, however, Ronaldo was clearly not in the mood for photos as he completely snubbed a medical staff member at the Zimbru Stadium.

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Martin Moses is a sports journalist with over five years of experience in media. He graduated from Multimedia University of Kenya (Bachelor of Journalism, 2017-2021)