Cristiano Ronaldo Liked Man Utd’s Instagram Post on His 39th Birthday Despite Sad End

Cristiano Ronaldo Liked Man Utd’s Instagram Post on His 39th Birthday Despite Sad End

Elijah Odetokun
updated at February 7, 2024 at 8:44 AM
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  • Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his 39th birthday on February 5
  • Manchester United wished him with a message on Instagram
  • The Al-Nassr superstar reacted to the message with a like

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to have buried the hatchet with Manchester United with his reaction to his former club wishing him on his 39th birthday on February 5.

Ronaldo played for United in two different spells, but the second ended on acrimonious terms, and his contract was mutually terminated after an explosive interview with Piers Morgan.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Sherif Tiraspol, UEFA Europa League, Old Trafford.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring a Europa League goal against Sherif Tiraspol. Photo by Visionhaus.
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He headed for Saudi Arabia with Al-Nassr and signed a contract worth over £170 million per year, helping him become the highest-paid athlete in 2023 with an estimated earning of $275 million per Sportico.

His presence in the Saudi Pro League has influenced many top European stars to troop into the league, including Neymar Jr, who left Paris Saint-Germain to join Al-Hilal.

Ronaldo reacts to Man Utd’s post

Ronaldo turned 39 on February 5, though he is showing no signs of slowing down despite his age, with his contract with Al-Nassr set to run till he is well over 40.

Former club Manchester United sent a message to the forward via Instagram, uploading one of his most iconic celebrations for the club emblazoned with “Viva Ronaldo”.

When writing this report, the post has garnered over two million likes, including one from Ronaldo, the most-followed personality on the platform with 620 million followers.

The gesture suggested a truce had been called between the two parties following the disgraceful end to his second spell at the club.

The Portuguese played 346 times for the Red Devils, scored 145 goals and provided 64 assists. He was the last Premier League star to win the Ballon d'Or when he won it in 2008.

Ronaldo’s records that may never be broken

Sports Brief reported on eight records held by Ronaldo that may never be broken or prove difficult to break for the next generation of footballers.

One of the records was winning every possible trophy for two clubs. He won it all at Manchester United before joining Real Madrid, where he repeated the feat even better.

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Elijah Odetokun is Reuters-trained journalist with three years of experience having previously worked at Daily Times Nigeria, OmaSports and El Futbolero.