Cristiano Ronaldo Jr cheered on by his mother in United academy game
‘Supporting my big boy’: Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, 11, is cheered on by his father’s partner Georgina Rodriguez and three siblings in a Manchester United academy game, the day after the superstar suffered derby defeat
- Georgina Rodriguez spent her Sunday cheering on her son Cristiano Ronaldo Jr
- The 11-year-old followed his father from Juventus to Man United in the summer
- Ronaldo Jr has been seen training alongside Nemanja Matic’s son at Man United
Georgina Rodriguez spent her Sunday afternoon cheering on Cristiano Ronaldo Jr – who was playing for the Manchester United academy team.
The 11-year-old left the Juventus academy to join Manchester United when his father made a sensational return to Old Trafford in the summer.
Ronaldo Jr – who has been seen training alongside Nemanja Matic’s son at United – had the full support of his mother during his first game on Sunday.
Georgina Rodriguez spent her Sunday afternoon cheering on Cristiano Ronaldo Jr – who was playing for the Manchester United academy team (above)
The result of Ronaldo Jr’s first documented game in United colours is unknown but it is clear he received plenty of support.
Rodriguez was accompanied by Ronaldo Jr’s siblings Eva, Mateo and Alana Martina when cheering from the sidelines.
Rodriguez shared a picture of herself on the side of the pitch with Ronaldo Jr and his siblings. She captioned it: ‘Supporting my big boy,’ with football and heart emojis.
Ronaldo Jr’s was the day after his father played for United in their loss to Manchester City
Dolores Aveiro (left) believes Cristiano Ronaldo Jr (right) is another star in the making
The Instagram post came shortly after Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro claimed that her grandson was ‘better than his father was at his age’.
Aveiro said that Ronaldo Jr will reach the same heights his father has. She also expressed her desire for the 11-year-old to play for Sporting Lisbon in the future.
Aveiro said she hopes Ronaldo will return to Sporting once last time before he hangs up his boots.
”Let’s see…’, he [Ronaldo] said, but if it isn’t [him], it’s Cristianinho! At his age, he plays better than Ronaldo. At the time, Ronaldo didn’t have a coach, but today Ronaldo is his son’s teacher.’
Ronaldo Jr has been training with his father at Manchester United after spending two years at Juventus’ academy.
Aveiro believes the 11-year-old is better at his age because he has Ronaldo as a teacher
Aveiro hopes Ronaldo (above) will return to Sporting Lisbon before he retires. She also hopes his son Ronaldo Jr will play for the club one day
While at the Turin club, Ronaldo Jr put up some impressive numbers for the Under 9s team, scoring 56 goals in 35 games, while providing 26 assists last year.
Ronaldo has been impressed with his son’s performances and said he would like for him to pursue a career in football. However, he did admit that he would support Ronaldo Jr is he chose a different path.
‘I would love for him to be a footballer, because he feels passion for this sport,’ Ronaldo told DAZN. ‘He is a competitor and he hates losing.’
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