Confusion as 3 Newcastle Players Asked for Cristiano Ronaldo's Shirt Despite Scoring Brace Against Them

Confusion as 3 Newcastle Players Asked for Cristiano Ronaldo's Shirt Despite Scoring Brace Against Them

  • Three Newcastle United players approached Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt after their defeat at Old Trafford
  • But each of them got turned down by the five-time Ballon d'Or who reportedly said some had asked for it
  • This was after Ronaldo scored a brace on his second Manchester United debut over the weekend

Cristiano Ronaldo made his second debut for Manchester United in their 4-1 triumph over Newcastle United last weekend.

Confusion as 3 Newcastle players asked for Cristiano Ronaldo's shirt despite scoring brace against them
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Manchester United against Newcastle United. Photo by Clive Brunskill
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The five-time Ballon d'Or winner grabbed a brace on his homecoming for the Red Devils while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also got on the scores sheet.

And after the game, three Magpies stars approached the 36-year-old for his jersey but Give Me Sport claims he turned all the requests down.

Ronaldo reportedly told them one after the other that someone had already asked for it just to get away from them.

However, no one knows who got lucky with the iconic jersey number seven at Old Trafford a few days back.

There were similar scenes when Ronaldo's arch-rival Lionel Messi finally made his debut for PSG against Reims at the tail end of August.

Reims defender Andrew Gravillon was thrilled to have shared the stage with Messi and went on to ask for the Argentine's shirt after the game, a request which Messi turned down.

Cristiano Ronaldo set for Young Boys UCL clash

The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward will now shift attention to helping Man United begin their Champions League campaign on a winning note as they face Young Boys later today.

His return to the Red Devils has also boosted their chances of winning the Premier League this season with many former players tipping the Old Trafford dwellers to contend for the silverware.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's men have not tasted EPL glory since 2013 - the same year Sir Alex Ferguson parted ways with them after winning the club's 20th league title.

Source: Sports Brief News