Like Father Like Son: Cristiano Ronaldo’s son joins Man Utd academy

Like Father Like Son: Cristiano Ronaldo’s son joins Man Utd academy
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Cristiano Ronaldo Jr joined up with the Manchester United  academy while his father has returned to the club he left 12 years ago.

According to UK’s newspaper, Mirror, this  comes as the Portugal international put on a performance on his second debut for the Red Devils against Newcastle.

He scored the opener and went on to grab another in a 4-1 win over the Magpies in front of a raucous Old Trafford crowd.

They did not stop singing the 36-year-old’s name throughout the contest while Bruno Fernandes and Jesse Lingard also got on the scoresheet in sublime fashion.

But he is not the only Ronaldo at the club, with the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s son also turning up to training.

The youngster was pictured alongside United star Nemanja Matic’s son on his way to training

And if any of Ronaldo’s talent has been passed down to his son, he is in for a brilliant and long career.

Just days after the youngster turned nine, he made his debut for Juve where he scored four goals.

Ronaldo told DAZN shortly after joining the Italian giants: “I hope that Cris, my son, can be like his dad.

“He says he is going to be better [than me], but I think it’s difficult.

“He is playing for Juventus and adapting really well, it has been easier for him than for me.”

Another potential star in the making is Wayne Rooney’s son Kai, who has joined the United academy.

Interestingly, both are in the same age group and there is a slight possibility fans could see a Ronaldo-Rooney combination at Old Trafford one day in the future once again.

Their fathers are legends at United, particularly their 2008 season together where they won the Champions League and Premier League under Sir Alex Ferguson.

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