Cristiano Ronaldo Gets New Nickname From Man United Players As Relationship With Lisandro Martinez Blossoms

Cristiano Ronaldo Gets New Nickname From Man United Players As Relationship With Lisandro Martinez Blossoms

  • Lisandro Martinez has christened Cristiano Ronaldo El Bicho, which means someone who terrifies defenders
  • A Spanish commentator once gave Ronaldo that name during his days at Real Madrid
  • Ronaldo is working to repair his relationship with his teammates after a fractious transfer window that saw him come close to leaving

Cristiano Ronaldo appears to be getting back on better terms with his Manchester United teammates after a controversial summer transfer window.

Ronaldo was believed to have been angling for a move away, but he failed to get any suitors. He missed Erik ten Hag's first preseason tour.

Lisandro Martinez, Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, El Bichooo, Nickname
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates with Lisandro Martinez after scoring against Sheriff Tiraspol. Photo by Ash Donelon.
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Ten Hag subsequently dropped him from his starting XI, with Marcus Rashford preferred to lead the line. Reports had also indicated that a number of United players wanted him to leave after it had emerged that he constantly failed to acknowledge their weaknesses.

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The squad then registered positive results without relying on the five-time Ballon d'Or winner. But a recent post from Lisandro Martinez shows that the Portuguese can still turn around his relationship with the team.

Ronaldo scored his first goal of the season in the Europa League against Sheriff Tiraspol. According to the Mirror, Martinez commented on one of Ronaldo's posts and wrote, "El Bichoooo," which loosely translates to 'The Bug.' It means someone who can frighten defenders.

A Spanish commentator has also in the past called Ronaldo the same nickname for his exploits with Real Madrid.

Cristiano Ronaldo hugs a young fan who breached security to get to him

Sports Brief had earlier reported that 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. 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.