CRISTIANO RONALDO JR is clearly learning from his father as he has shown his silky skills in training.
The Portuguese legend’s son officially joined Manchester United’s academy in February – six months after his own stunning return to Old Trafford.
And a month after his revelation, the 11-year-old is already wreaking havoc on the training ground by running rings around his junior Red Devils team-mates.
A video circulating on social media showed Ronaldo Jr. taking opponents by surprise in a practice match.
The first short clip shows Cristianito struggling to regain the ball before stopping the ball and faking his body to punch the oncoming tackler.
On the next play, he takes the ball out of the air with a glorious first touch, then uses his old man’s signature chop move and then some seamless step-overs to leave the defenders shaking in his wake.
As well as having skills reminiscent of when Ronaldo Sr. was promoted at Manchester 19 years ago, even Cristiano Jr.’s running technique and the way he moves on the pitch bears a striking resemblance to his father.
One Twitter user wrote: “This scammer gives me great hope that he will have a great career.”
The youngster might be a couple of years away from his first-team debut but he’s begging his dad not to retire so they can play together.
Ronaldo said: “My son says to me: ‘Dad, wait a few more years – I want to play with you.'”
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The five-time Ballon d’Or winner predicts his eldest child could do great things in football – but continues to let him choose what he wants to do.
He said: “Only time will tell. I will never pressure him.
“He’ll do what he wants.
“Also, what I wish most for Cristianito and everyone else is that they are happy and choose what they want.
“I will support in every way.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/4966982/cristiano-ronaldo-jr-man-utd-training/ See Cristiano Ronaldo Jr circle opponents in Man Utd training as he tries to follow in his father’s footsteps