The original Ronaldo was a terrifying prospect for opposition defenders on his day, and Manchester United fans can attest to this. When the Galacticos arrived at Old Trafford, Ronaldo put on a clinical finishing display and scored an incredible hat-trick. When he left the pitch, Old Trafford stood and applauded as one to celebrate the Brazilian’s performance.
Football fans can be a fickle bunch at times, with their opinions on players changing quicker than the wind.
In case you didn’t notice, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a pretty decent bicycle kick last night, and even managed to earn the adulation of Juventus fans.
With their side being dismantled, the Italian supporters showed incredible grace and dignity in standing in unison to applaud the Portuguese’s moment of magic.
Fan footage of the incredible moment from Tuesday night
Gaining such recognition from opposition fans is an incredible achievement, and Ronaldo is fortunate to join a prestigious list of individuals whose achievements have been appreciated by every single fan in a stadium.
Click on the right arrow, above, to see who else has received standing ovations from opposition fans.