Cristiano Ronaldo’s son is set to join Wayne Rooney’s kid Kai in the Manchester United Under-12s set-up.
Cristiano Jr, 11, has been with Juventus’ academy since 2018, with Ronaldo Sr revealing back then that he hoped his son would become a footballer.
Meanwhile, Rooney’s son Kai recently bagged his first hat-trick for the academy side and has been showing a lot of promise for the future. All of Rooney’s kids are football mad.
Speaking to DAZN, Ronaldo said: “I would love for him to be a footballer, because he feels passion for this sport. He is a competitor and he hates losing.”
Now, according to A Bola, Cristiano Jr and Kai are set to become teammates in United’s Under-12s side for the upcoming campaign.
Wayne and Cristiano are one of Manchester United’s most prolific, historical partnerships. The pair helped the Red Devils bag three Premier League titles in a row between 2007 and 2009, with Ronaldo picking up a Ballon d’Or for his performance in the 2007/08 campaign.
Rooney recently spoke to The Telegraph on Ronaldo’s move back to Manchester, saying: “Cristiano is still one of the best players in the world and has won titles everywhere he’s been so he’s going to be huge.
“He still wants to be the best and I’m sure he will have a big impact on them this season.
“Ole [Gunnar Solskjaer] will certainly know that he’s in a position now where he needs to start winning these big titles with the players that he’s brought in.
“For their development, to get to the next step now is to start winning titles.”