What Cristiano Ronaldo said to Manchester United youngster Alvaro Fernandez in first encounter

January 3, 2023

The teenager reacted comically when he saw Ronaldo in the flesh at Man United before enjoying a memorable interaction with the superstar in training.

Academy star Alvaro Fernandez, currently on loan at Preston, has recounted what Cristiano Ronaldo told him during their first interaction at Manchester United, explaining how he was taken aback when he saw him for the first time.

The left-back is enjoying his spell at Championship club Preston, racking up four assists and five clean sheets in 20 appearances. Fernandez was named United’s Under-23s player of the season last campaign for continuing his impressive form since his 2020 switch from Real Madrid’s youth set-up.

He had been welcomed into first-team training on a number of occasions last term before he sealed his loan move in the summer. The defender told Relevo of the first time he greeted Real icon Ronaldo in the changing rooms at United and couldn’t help but let out a Spanish expression that conveys shock and surprise.