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When Cristiano Ronaldo Silenced Chelsea Fans Booing With Cocky Skill

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When Cristiano Ronaldo Silenced Chelsea Fans Booing With Cocky Skill

Cristiano Ronaldo might not get the best reception when he walks into the Manchester United dressing room right now, but he is used to dealing with that kind of negative treatment.

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Depending on who you believe, right now Ronaldo isn't getting on with Ralf Rangnick, Harry Maguire or Marcus Rashford, although the latter two have denied it.

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The Manchester United forward is no stranger to being disliked around the country, or even in his own dressing room, especially following the 2006 World Cup, when he helped get Wayne Rooney sent off with his cheeky wink.

The booing that followed that controversy led the Portugal star to his best goal scoring season at the time, proving he was only spurred on by it.

And a trip to Chelsea in 2008 further proved it, with the forward getting the treatment from the home fans as he warmed up. He soon silenced them with a very cocky trick.

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At the time his game was very much more about the tricks and flicks of his time as a winger than it would become in later years, when he became a ruthless goalscorer.

Despite the fact he still loved to showboat the hints of what he would become came in that 2007/08 season when he scored 31 goals in the league for United.

His record helped the Red Devils win the league, ahead of Chelsea, and he scored in the Champions League final against Avram Grant's side too.

Despite missing out on the FA Cup, and failing to replicate the Treble winning side of nine years previous, that 2008 teams was recently voted as the Premier League's greatest ever.

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Ronaldo celebrates ending his goal drought, after scoring against Brighton. Image: PA Images
Ronaldo celebrates ending his goal drought, after scoring against Brighton. Image: PA Images

Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford last summer, after he nearly moved to their local rivals Manchester City, with lots of excitement about his signing.

With Jadon Sancho and Raphael Varane also signing there was a lot of hope from fans that the team could compete for their first title since Sir Alex Ferguson's retirement in 2013.

Whilst the former Real Madrid striker has scored nine Premier League goals, and got them out of trouble in Europe with some important goals, things haven't gone according to plan.

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The team are now in a battle just to finish in the top four, fighting with West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal, and are already 20 points behind City.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United, Chelsea, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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