Like fathers, like sons! Cristiano Ronaldo’s and Nemanja Matic’s boys team up in training to recreate their dads’ equaliser for Manchester United against Chelsea in heart-warming clip
- Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Matic’s sons teamed up in wholesome fashion
- Matic assisted Ronaldo for Manchester United’s fine equaliser against Chelsea
- And afterwards, Cristiano Jr and Filip Matic recreated the goal in a training clip
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Matic’s goal for Manchester United against Chelsea has been recreated by their sons in a wholesome video.
Serbian midfielder Matic, 33, set to leave the club at the end of the season, played a beautiful chipped through ball to Portuguese forward Ronaldo, who took a touch and slammed it past Edouard Mendy to equalise for the Red Devils at Old Trafford.
And their kids teamed up to re-enact the moment in a heartwarming clip posted to social media after the game.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Matic’s sons recreated their dads’ goal for Manchester United
Matic (left) assisted Ronaldo (right) for his superb equaliser against Chelsea on Thursday night
The caption reads: ‘Just Cristiano Ronaldo and Nemanja Matic’s sons recreating their father’s goal/assist against Chelsea,’ followed by a heart emoji. One fan posted underneath the tweet saying: ‘That’s so wholesome’.
In the clip, Matic’s son Filip plays the ball through to Cristiano Ronaldo Jr, who slams the ball hard and low into the back of the net.
The pair then embrace, arms out, and run towards the camera, saying ‘siiii’ to celebrate as 37-year-old Ronaldo Sr does.
Both Filip and ‘Cristianito’ are officially contracted as United academy players.
Filip Matic (right) chipped the ball through for Cristiano Ronaldo Jr (left) to fire the ball home
The pair celebrated together, saying ‘siuuuu’ like Ronaldo Sr does, in the heartwarming video
Ronaldo Jr signed a professional deal with the club in February, wearing the famous No 7 shirt, just like his dad.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, however, does not plan to pressure his child to enter the world of football like him.
In a Netflix docuseries about his partner Georgina, he said: ‘Only time will tell. I will never pressure him. He will do what he wants.
‘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.’