Fans love it as Cristiano Ronaldo passionately celebrates Jadon Sancho's goal vs Liverpool despite being benched | The Sun
23rd August 2022

CRISTIANO RONALDO has delighted Manchester United fans with his animated celebration of Jadon Sancho's opener against Liverpool.

The 37-year-old was dropped to the bench for the 2-1 victory against the Reds at Old Trafford on Monday night.


But he failed to show any disappointment or frustration in the dugout as he passionately cheered on his team-mates.

And in a clip shared by Twitter user @UtdPlug, Ronaldo jubilantly rose to his feet after Sancho's 16th minute strike against Jurgen Klopp's men.

Having stood up in anticipation of a potential goal, the five-time Ballon d'Or winner smiled and clapped his hands as he joined in on the celebrations.

United supporters were loving his passionate celebration, as they declared he remains a team player despite informing the club of his intentions to depart the Theatre of Dreams.

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Commenting on the clip, one United fan said: "'Not a team player' apparently!!"

Another remarked: "This is too emotional to me. The team love/spirit."

A third added: "And they say he’s no good for the team but that’s TRUE PASSION & support for the team."

Meanwhile this supporter messaged: "CR is like the proud dad watching their kids scoring."

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This fan then simply stated: "This gives me goosebumps."

And Ronaldo also delighted supporters prior to the game after snubbing Liverpool icon Jamie Carragher of a handshake.

Ronaldo was introduced for the remaining four minutes of the match as he helped his side record their first win of the new Premier League season.

Following the match, boss Erik ten Hag ruled out a move away for the ex-Real Madrid ace along with Harry Maguire, who was also dropped.

He said: "I don't have to mention Harry Maguire and Ronaldo – amazing players and they will play role in the future, as well, and in the short future as well."

Bruno Fernandes delivered a cryptic answer in his post-match interview when asked about Ronaldo's future.

He told Eleven Sports: "There is a lot of speculation. I may know one thing or another, but I won't be the one who will say it.

"For now he is a United player, I don’t know about his future, if he will leave or if he will not leave.

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"As he said, he will speak soon and they will have time to hear his words and what he has to say.

"He can continue at a high level and give us a lot of goals but it’s his decision. We have to respect what he wants to do, whatever he wants to do.

"If he’s going to stay, we’ll be happy about it, if he’s going to leave because he thinks it’s best for him, I’ll be personally happy for him."

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