Former Manchester United forward Cristiano Ronaldo is celebrating his 38th birthday.
Ronaldo left United in November when it was mutually agreed to terminate his contract. He since joined Saudi side Al Nassr.
With United playing at a frenetic rate since the World Cup, it seems like a very long time ago that Ronaldo was lining up in Red.
While the team have moved on, remarkably well too, one Manchester United player in particular is not ready to forget Ronaldo just yet.
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Antony hails Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo turned 38 today (Feb 2), and has been sharing images on social media with his friends and family.
Antony was the one Manchester United player to publicly reach out with a tribute post.
He wrote on Twitter: “Reference!! Celebrate always!! You deserve! @Cristiano“
Antony and Ronaldo seemed to hit it off in their short time at Manchester United together, celebrating with each other when the Portugal star netted his one Premier League goal of the season at Goodison Park.
After making his scoring debut in a win over Arsenal, Antony also expressed how excited he was to be part of the same team as one of his idols.
Ronaldo posted a message on Instagram of his 38th birthday celebrations.
Ronaldo’s post was ‘liked‘ by former United teammates Lisandro Martinez, Diogo Dalot and Alejandro Garnacho.
The forward scored his first Al Nassr goal at the weekend from the penalty spot to open his account for his new club.
Playing in Saudi Arabia was probably not how Ronaldo foresaw his 38th birthday panning out in advance, but if he is happy there, it might be what he needs.
He looked unhappy in his final few months at Manchester United, and getting out of the situation was best for all parties.