Watch Cristiano Ronaldo storm down Man Utd tunnel and refuse to look at Townsend

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When the Everton winger scored and copied his celebration at Old Trafford, Cristiano Ronaldo barely saw Andros Townsend the whole time.

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Serial winner Ronaldo was undoubtedly disappointed to see his side drop to three points at home in the Premier League, with Townsend’s second-half strike canceling Anthony Martial’s opener.

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Townsend receives equalizer for Everton and mimics Ronaldo’s celebration in front of traveling fanscredit: Getty Images
Ronaldo looked far from impressing at full-time as he barely saw Townsend

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Ronaldo looked far from impressing at full-time as he barely saw Townsendcredit: AP

The Toffee winger launched a clever counter-attack and went on to imitate Ronaldo’s ‘needle’ celebration in front of the traveling fans.

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Townsend tried to talk to Ronaldo the whole time, but it appears the 36-year-old great was in no mood as he issued a brief response and barely looked at the Englishman.

After this Ronaldo came down from the tunnel.

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Townsend was questioned about the celebration after the game, saying it was a tribute to his ‘idol’ Ronaldo, not a mockery of it.

He told BT Sport: “This man is my idol. I grew up watching Cristiano Ronaldo and I spent hours on the training pitch trying to master his techniques.

“Maybe I should have spent a little more time on the festivities because it wasn’t great but it was out of respect for Cristiano and it’s an honor to be in the same field as him.”


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Townsend received a free transfer to Everton in the summer after leaving Crystal Palace.

The winger has since scored five goals in all competitions this season – silencing those who questioned a first-place transfer.

The Englishman says he struggled to analyze why he wasn’t scoring regularly, but it looks like its investigation has paid off.

He said: “It’s been hard for me to try to analyze why I’m not scoring regularly with the quality that I have in both legs, but I’m working on the training zone.

“The manager he demands the best and got the best out of me when I was at Newcastle and he’s getting the best out of me right now.

“If I keep working hard and listen to the manager, hopefully I can get on the scoresheet.

“He’s nonstop. If I score in the top corner, he tells me I have to put it in the bottom corner.

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“If I cross wide he says I need to get in the pocket.

“He never pats you on the back because he knows he has that quality in the dressing room and he always thinks there’s a high ceiling to reach and I love that.

“I am repaying their trust in a moment and may this continue for a long time.”

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