Serial winner Ronaldo was undoubtedly gutted to see his side drop three points at
home in the Premier League, with Townsend’s second half strike cancelling out
Anthony Martial’s opener at Old Trafford. The frustration on the face of Cristiano
Ronaldo showed he was clearly Not happy.
The result means Manchester United have now won just two of their last six games in
Manchester United also missed the chance to move top of the Premier League and
needed a late VAR call in their favour to avoid another home defeat.
The Toffees winger tucked away a slick counter attack and proceeded to copy
Ronaldo’s ‘sui’ celebration in front of the travelling away fans.
Townsend tried to talk to Ronaldo at full-time, but it appears the legendary 36-year-
old wasn’t in the mood as he issued a short response and barely looked at the
Englishman. Ronaldo then stormed down the tunnel.
Townsend was questioned on the celebration after the game and said it was a tribute
to his ‘idol’ Ronaldo, rather than making a mockery of it.
He told BT Sport: “This guy is my idol. I grew up watching Cristiano Ronaldo and I
spent hours on the training pitch trying to execute his techniques.
“Maybe I should have spent a bit longer on the celebration because it wasn’t great but
it was out of respect for Cristiano and it is an honour to be in the same field as him.”