CRISTIANO RONALDO hugged BT Sport pundits Rio Ferdinand, Paul Scholes and ex-Liverpool ace Peter Crouch before Manchester United’s clash with Southampton this afternoon.
The Portuguese star raised eyebrows when he blanked Jamie Carragher during Sky Sports’ coverage of the Red Devils’ win over Liverpool on Monday night.
Ronaldo, 37, embraced old team-mates Gary Neville and Roy Keane on that occasion, pointedly skipping outspoken critic Carra.
Today at St Mary’s he proved it wasn’t merely an anti-Liverpool player thing, having beamed as he embraced ex-Red Crouchy.
Ronaldo also pranked his pal Ferdinand, squirting water at his shoes.
Rio, who donned an all-white outfit, moaned: “I’ve got suede shoes on and he’s squirting water on my shoes man!”
As BT Sport showed the clip of Ronaldo greeting their pundits, host Lynsey Hipgrave, who replaced Jake Humphrey this season, said: “I was the one being blanked this time, which I wasn’t too happy about Rio!”