Cristiano Ronaldo has appeared in a special video message thanking Nemanja Matic’s son Filip for being a huge fan. The Real Madrid superstar sent his piece to camera to the Manchester United midfielder, who in turn posted it to Instagram, showing Ronaldo personally addressing the seven-year-old.
Alongside the video, Matic wrote: “My son is happy”, and thanked both Ronaldo and Luka Modric – who shot the footage – for the kind gesture.
In the video, Ronaldo says: “Hello Filip Matic, just to say hello, I know you are a fan, I saw the other day, Luka showed me you celebrate like me. So take care, see you soon.”
Like his dad, Filip is a big football supporter, and recently enjoyed a Manchester United themed birthday party complete with an Old Trafford cake.
Matic trained with his Manchester United team-mates on Friday ahead of their crucial clash with rivals Manchester City this weekend.
The Red Devils are under pressure to win the match to prevent the Citizens from clinching the title against them at the Etihad.