Once a Red Devil, always a Red Devil. Cristiano Ronaldo may have left Manchester United in 2009, but it appears the five-time Ballon d’Or winner remains an ever popular figure amongst his former teammates.
The now Juventus man was involved in Portugal’s 1-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday evening, which handed his country the Nations League title.
Ronaldo, who came into the game against the Dutch having a scored a hat-trick against Switzerland in the semi-finals, had a rather low-key game by his standards, but still ended up on the winning side.
Taking to Instagram after the game, the 34-year-old posted a picture of himself holding the trophy, with the caption ‘three times in a row’.
That lead to his former teammate at Old Trafford, Rio Ferdinand, posting a short and sweet reply, seemingly in awe of the Portuguese star’s achievements.
Having won the European Championships back in 2016, Ronaldo has enjoyed a fine few years at international level, and arrived at the Nations League tournament in good form.
The forward found the back of the net 28 times at club level with Juventus last season, and is seemingly not getting any worse with age. With the Euros coming back around next summer, Ronaldo will certainly feel confident of helping Portugal defend their crown.