Watch Emotional Moment Chelsea Star Asks Cristiano Ronaldo for His Jersey During EPL Game

Watch Emotional Moment Chelsea Star Asks Cristiano Ronaldo for His Jersey During EPL Game

  • Reece James forgot about rivalry for a second as the Chelsea right-back asked Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt in the Premier League game against Manchester United
  • The United star scored his 17th goal of the Premier League season against the Blues but the Red Devils could only settle for a point at Old Trafford
  • James had a remarkable performance against the Red Devils as he had the most touches, crosses, and tackles in the game

Reece James got football fans talking when he requested Cristiano Ronaldo’s jersey during the game between Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo secured a point for Manchester United after he cancelled out Marcos Alonso’s opener just two minutes after the Blues scored to tie the game at 1-1 at fulltime.

Reece James, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Chelsea, English Premier League
Reece James has admitted Cristiano Ronaldo is one of his football idols. Photo by Chloe Knott
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The goal was Ronaldo’s 17th of the Premier League campaign for Manchester United, but it was not enough to boost their top-four challenge after dropping further from their rivals.

According to a report via Sports Bible, Reece James had put rivalry aside during the entertaining Premier League game to ask the Portuguese superstar for his shirt after the game.

James was selected as the Man of the Match for his outstanding performance at right wing-back for Chelsea at Old Trafford.

Real Madrid make early approach for Reece James

Spanish giants, Real Madrid are wasting no time in their efforts to snap Reece James from Chelsea following an impressive season from the 22-year-old.

According to Goal, Los Blancos have approached the Chelsea full-back about a possible transfer when the 2023 summer transfer window opens.

Real Madrid has already agreed to a move for fellow Blues defender, Antonio Rudiger and will fancy their chances of landing James ahead of other potential suitors.

Fans react to Reece James’ solid performance

Earlier, Sports Brief reported football fans took to social media to applaud Reece James for putting in a solid performance against Manchester United on Thursday night.

The right-back was solid in the entire game and was unfortunate not to grab a goal or two in the encounter.

Chelsea and Manchester United played out to a one-all draw at Old Trafford. The visitors were highly dominant with James making significant contributions on his return to the team.