Cristiano Ronaldo has revealed the club he likes to watch the most, and fans of his former employers Manchester United might not be best pleased.
Ronaldo left United after a significant bust-up between Erik ten Hag, the Portuguese captain famously gave an exclusive interview to Piers Morgan which signaled the end of his second spell at the club.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner then became the catalyst for the incredible growth of the Saudi Pro League by signing for Al Nassr in 2023.
Despite his poor form towards the end of his second spell in England, Ronaldo has taken Saudi Arabia by storm and was the top scorer in world football in 2023 with 54 goals for Al Nassr and Portugal.
Speaking at theGlobe Soccer Awards, Ronaldo explained what the achievement meant to him.
“I was the best goalscorer. I had to beat the young lions, like Haaland for example, so I’m proud,” He said.
Ronaldo was also asked who his favourite club to watch is, and his answer may raise a few eyebrows.
“Manchester City did amazing congratulations on their season. Players, coach, superb…”, Ronaldo explained at the ceremony.
“Finally they win the Champions League, they probably deserved it two years ago. I enjoy seeing them playing”.
Due to Ronaldo’s links to the red half of Manchester, this may come as a surprise to some, but it is hard to argue the 38-year-old doesn’t have a point.
The awards, which are being held in Dubai, sees the Al Nassr attacker featured as a nominee in a number of different categories.
According toGlobe Soccer’s official website, Ronaldo and Lionel Messi dominated the first round of public voting for the Best Men’s Player award.
Ronaldo is also on the shortlist for Fans’ Favourite Player, whilst he is also among the leading names in contention to win the brand new ‘Best Middle East Player award’.