As reported by A Bola, former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo was the target of rival fans as he failed to help his new club, Al Nassr, into the final of the Saudi Super Cup last night.
In his second game for his new side, Ronaldo is yet to score for the Saudi Arabian outfit in a competitive game, Ronaldo saw chants of “Messi, Messi” directed his way by Al Ittihad fans, who ran out 3-1 victors in their Super Cup semi-final at the King Fahd International Stadium.
A video posted by the outlet shows fans attempting to provoke the 37-year-old by chanting this long-term rival’s name, a few weeks after his triumphant World Cup final win with Argentina in Qatar.
However, as reported by ESPN, Al Nassr are already exploring how they might extend new signing Ronaldo’s contract with the team. Having signed a deal worth over £160m per year at the Saudi side, Ronaldo’s experience is seen as a key asset by the team’s directors who want the former Manchester United and Real Madrid player to help install a set of ‘best practices’ to help the club become a footballing powerhouse in Asia.