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Cristiano Ronaldo Jr has found a new club after his dad left Manchester United

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr has found a new club after his dad left Manchester United

The 12-year-old had previously been impressive in United's academy - but has now moved on.

Cristiano Ronaldo's second spell at Manchester United is over - and so too is his sons after 18 months at the club.

Cristiano Ronaldo Jr joined the Red Devils alongside his father back in 2021, having previously had spells in the academies of Juventus and Real Madrid.

Thus far, the father-son duo have always been at the same club at the same time, but that looks to be changing as Jr has now moved to Real Madrid.

The 12-year-old will be returning to a familiar set-up, having scored more than 50 goals in 20 matches for Real's various age group sides before leaving for England.

News of his return to Spain was revealed by journalist Edu Cornago on Tuesday (27 December).

It comes after Ronaldo Sr was discovered to be training with former club Los Blancos, with some rumours even linking the 37-year-old with a sensational return to the 14-time European champions.

It's been a tumultuous few months for Ronaldo, having been dumped out of the FIFA World Cup at the Quarter-final stage with Portugal, which itself came after his release from Man United.

After angling for a move this January, the front-runners to sign Ronaldo still appears to be Saudi Arabian club Al Nassr, who have reportedly offered the superstar a £173-million per-year contract.

Whether Real have genuine interest in re-signing their former talisman remains to be seen, as for the time being he's merely training with the club to maintain his sharpness.

Ronaldo Jr in a Real Madrid shirt. (Image

This season has been a uniquely challenging one for Ronaldo - arguably his toughest yet.

Just three goals in 16 matches for Manchester United was frustrating enough, but at this month's World Cup in Qatar, the Portuguese forward was shockingly dropped from the starting XI for his country's Round of 16 game with Switzerland.

As for Ronaldo Jr, Madrid could prove to be a more permanent home, after several years of moving around different academies.

Speaking of his son's desire to follow in his footsteps, Ronaldo said earlier this year: "My son tells me, 'Dad hold on a few more years - I want to play with you.'"

Ronaldo Jr with his father at Juventus. (Image

"Only time will tell. I will never pressure him [to play football]. He will do what he wants.

"Also what I want the most for Cristianito and everyone else is that they're happy and that they choose what they want.

I will support in any way."

Watch this space.

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Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Cristiano

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, Manchester United, Real Madrid, La Liga