The son of football star Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, has signed for the Manchester United youth team. He previously spent the last few months training with the side’s academy.
The 11-year-old will wear the No. 7 just like this father, who re-signed with the Red Devils for a second spell at the beginning of the season.
Like father, like son
Needless to say, expectations remain high for the son of one of the world’s best players. But Ronaldo Jr has held his own, scoring 58 goals in 28 games during his time with the Juventus youth team last year.
Last September, Ronaldo’s mother Maria Dolores told The ADN de Leao Podcast that 11-year-old Ronaldo Jr was already better than Cristiano at the same age.
“I already told Ronaldo that I want to see him play in Sporting before I die. If it’s not him it will be his son, he plays better than Ronaldo,” said Maria Dolores.
“At that age, Ronaldo didn’t have a coach but today Ronaldo is his son’s teacher. He’s already saying: ‘Dad, when we move to Lisbon I want to play for Sporting.”
Cristiano Ronaldo recently posted an image of him and his son practicing during the international break. Can the younger follow in his dad’s footsteps?