Watch: Ronaldo gives his shirt to a young, tearful fan after WC qualifier

Videos
Manchester United and Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo was left frustrated by Portugal’s inability to overcome a stubborn Republic of Ireland side during their World Cup qualifier – but that didn’t stop the Manchester United man from escaping the attentions of one determined young fan. 

Ronaldo entered the match in Dublin looking to add to his 115 international goals but the goalless draw extended his international drought to two whole matches and means Portugal face a winner takes all qualifier against Serbia on Sunday.

After the game finished, one young fan breached security and made her way onto the pitch to greet the 36-year-old, holding back the tears as she edged closer to him.

Although security initially tried to stop her, Ronaldo was comfortable enough to give the young supporter a hug and also gifted her his match shirt.

The youngster looked delighted as she left the field with the souvenir and proudly posed for photographs holding it afterwards.


More Manchester United

Watch: Man Utd’s Cristiano Ronaldo turned inside out by Duffy skill

Comparing Man Utd’s PL record with and without Paul Pogba since 2016

Can you name the Man Utd XI from their 3-2 win at Man City in 2012?

An ode to Cristiano Ronaldo’s best goal for Man Utd that no one talks about