Eagle-eyed football fans believe they’ve spotted Cristiano Ronaldo wishing he’d joined Manchester City instead of Manchester United.
Ronaldo cut a forlorn figure as United laboured to a 1-1 draw against Southampton on Saturday.
Che Adams cancelled out Jadon Sancho’s opener just after half-time, much to the frustration of the Portuguese star.
The beIN SPORTS cameras captured the 37-year-old’s reaction to the equaliser – and it didn’t make for pretty viewing for United fans.
As the rain lashed down on Old Trafford, an almost teary-eyed Ronaldo looked up to the sky before getting ready for the restart.
His reaction sparked fierce debate on social media, with one fan suggesting the forward might have been wishing he’d joined rivals City instead of United last summer.
The Twitter user wrote: “This lowkey made me feel bad, maybe he should’ve chosen Man City?”
While someone else said: “I reckon Ronaldo wishes he’d gone to City.”
Others offered their sympathies towards the former Real Madrid and Juventus man.
“Hurts seeing him like this he’s the last one that deserves this,” one moaned.
Another added: “Everyone turning on him too, they’ll be back once he starts scoring again.”
A fifth person chimed in with: “Not a Ronaldo fan but this is really heartbreaking. It’s not as if you guys won’t laugh if it was Messi.”
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Ronaldo joined United from Juventus in August despite significant interest from City.
It is claimed that CR7 held extensive talks with Etihad bosses as he looked to engineer an exit from the Serie A side.
At one point, it almost seemed that move to the blue half of Manchester was a forgone conclusion.
But United swooped at the 11th hour after Ronaldo had talks with ex-colleagues, including old boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
After landing the star, then-Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suggested that regardless of speculation, City never had a chance.
Asked about the forward joining City, he said: “The good thing is that it would never happen.
“There was no chance of that happening. I’m happy he is wearing the red and hopefully he can be the difference again.”
Ronaldo started his second spell at Old Trafford with important goals against West Ham and Villarreal but has struggled of late.
He has not found the net since the 3-1 win over Burnley in late December – his worst run without a goal in 12 years.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner thought he’d broken his duck against Southampton, but his effort was ruled out for offside.