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Cristiano Ronaldo appears to 'refuse' picture with fan while going down the tunnel

Daniel Marland

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Cristiano Ronaldo appears to 'refuse' picture with fan while going down the tunnel

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Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to refuse to take a selfie with a member of the medical staff during halftime of Manchester United's 2-0 victory over Sheriff Tiraspol.

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United secured their first Europa League win of the season on Thursday with a professional performance out in Moldova.

First half goals from Jadon Sancho and Ronaldo were enough for Erik ten Hag's side and spirits looked to be high going into the break.

As United's players headed down the tunnel, a Zimbru Stadium medic attempted to stop Ronaldo for a picture with her phone in hand.

The five-time Ballon d'Or winner was a in a rush to get to the dressing room and instead extended his arm and put it on her shoulder.

Another member of stadium staff then started to usher the medic away, which left her stunned.

United knew they needed a win after a shock 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad in their opening game in Group E last week.

The Red Devils haven't played a Premier League game since September 4 and won't be in action again until after the international break, giving ten Hag the opportunity to field a strong side.

Sancho opened the scoring inside 17 minutes after rounding off a lovely team move. He celebrated by waving the shin pads a young fan gifted him last week in the air in a nice gesture.

United were given a chance to double their lead six minutes before the break after Diogo Dalot was hauled down by Patrick Kpozo in the Sheriff box.

Referee Pawel Raczkowski gave a penalty and up stepped Ronaldo to fire home his first goal of the campaign.

Sheriff had their chances in the second half, but United manager to hold on for the win.

''We got the job done, and we know it is always difficult to play here," ten Hag told United's official website in his post-match interview.

Image Credit: Alamy
Image Credit: Alamy

"We were really direct but I also feel like we controlled the game not from the first minute but after 10 minutes we found our foot in the game and managed to create some spaces.

"It was a great goal and I am really happy for Jadon [Sancho] and he finished off a really good goal, a team goal.

"But I also think it showed a really good team performance.''

Topics: Manchester United, Cristiano Ronaldo, Europa League

Daniel Marland
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