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Invited by the Glazer family, Brady and his boys John and Benjamin linked up with the five-time Ballon d'Or winner after the game.
They also spent time with legendary manager Sir Alex Ferguson and had pictures taken with a slew of first-team stars.
He posted images on his social media channel but on his Instagram story, his fellow Tom did not get a tag.
No time for Tom Brady. Lack of respect for Tom Heaton off the charts. pic.twitter.com/CHLJBqdpRJ— Jamie (@smithy24700) March 13, 2022
Tom Brady's son flying over to the UK, seeing Cristiano Ronaldo score a hat-trick then getting his picture took with... Tom Heaton is the best thing I've seen on this app in ages 😭😅 https://t.co/NsWLqBfZQf pic.twitter.com/ncDImH0PP7— Michael Potts (@MichaelPotts_) March 13, 2022
Phil Jones, Jadon Sancho, David De Gea and Scott McTominay were among the players in the picture but unlike the rest of the party, poor Heaton did not get a mention despite being right next to Brady's boy.
Heaton, who returned to United for a second spell and made his debut for the club aged 36, posted the picture on his pages and tagged Brady.
He came through the youth ranks at United but never made the grade and ended leaving in 2010 without a first-team appearance.
Heaton rejoined in the summer following his release from Aston Villa and became the club's third-choice goalkeeper.
Meanwhile, Brady announced a shock retirement U-turn on Sunday and will continue playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFL at the age of 44.
These past two months I’ve realized my place is still on the field and not in the stands. That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates, and I love my supportive family. They make it all possible. I’m coming back for my 23rd season in Tampa. Unfinished business LFG pic.twitter.com/U0yhRKVKVm— Tom Brady (@TomBrady) March 13, 2022
Fans are convinced that his interaction with Ronaldo, still producing at the age of 37, helped inspired him to make a comeback.
After his three-goal haul, Ronaldo gave his match-worn shirt to Brady's son and asked the five-time Super Bowl MVP, "You’re finished, right?"
There wasn't a reply from Brady but his wry smile gave everything away and footage captured the exchange.