Manchester United superstar Cristiano Ronaldo insists he ‘will never pressure’ his eldest son to follow in his footsteps – despite branding him ‘the future’ – as he says he will support his children ‘in any way’ and only wants them to be ‘happy’
- Cristiano Ronaldo recently excited Man United fans by training alongside his son
- The Red Devils faithful were quick to dub Cristiano Jr a potential superstar
- But Ronaldo, 36, insists he will not pressure his son to pursue a career in football
- He only wants Cristiano Jr to be ‘happy’ with whatever he chooses to do in life
Cristiano Ronaldo insists he will never pressure his eldest son to follow in his footsteps and pursue a professional career in football.
Ronaldo, 36, recently branded Cristiano Jr, 11, the ‘present and future’ after sharing photos on Instagram of the pair playing football together.
The Manchester United superstar was seen running around the pitch topless while his son, who joined the club’s academy when his dad sealed a sensational return last summer, donned a Red Devils training top.
Cristiano Ronaldo insists he will never pressure his eldest son to follow in his footsteps
After seeing the pictures and Ronaldo’s caption, United fans took to social media to tip his son as a potential Old Trafford superstar in the making.
However, despite admitting Cristiano Jr could be a ‘great’ player if he remains ‘dedicated’ to the sport, Ronaldo has stressed he will not pressure him to play football.
The Portugal captain opened up on his support for his children during girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez’s new Netflix series ‘I Am Georgina’.
On Cristiano Jr pursuing a career in football, he said: ‘Only time will tell. I will never pressure him. He will do what he wants.
United fans dubbed Cristiano Jr a superstar in the making after seeing him train with his dad
But Ronaldo has stressed that he just wants his son to be ‘happy’ with whatever he chooses
‘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.’
Ronaldo has three other children as well as Cristiano Jr; four-year-old twins Eva Maria and Mateo, as well as four-year-old daughter Alana Martina.
And while continuing to perform on the football pitch remains of the upmost importance, bringing up his kids in the right fashion is equally key for the former Real Madrid and Juventus man.
He added: ‘The best thing that we can do is have children and educate them to have unconditional love.
‘And to have a woman by your side who gives you stability then the kids’ education is phenomenal.’