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Explained: The reason behind Cristiano Ronaldo goal celebration against Everton. 


Cristiano Ronaldo goal celebration against Everton was ‘a self-deprecating joke’ about how much the Manchester United star sleeps.

When Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Everton on Sunday night, which also was his 700th goal in club football, it’s fair to say Manchester United fans around the world all expected to see his famous ‘Siu!’ celebration at Goodison Park.

Instead, there was a hug for Marcus Rashford and then a fresh celebration, as Cristiano and new team-mate Antony stood upright with their heads back, eyes closed, and fingers crossed in front of their chests.

Check the image and video below..

Ronaldo goal celebration against Everton
Ronaldo and Antony celebrated with their eyes shut and their hands crossed on their chest to imitate Ronaldo sleeping. 



United have now offered an explanation as to why Ronaldo, in partnership with fellow forward Antony, favoured a different  celebration approach against Everton, saying on the club’s official website: “We can now reveal that Ronaldo’s celebration was a self-deprecating in-joke with his fellow team-mates, highlighting the strong bonds among the players in Erik ten Hag’s squad.

Ronaldo goal celebration against Everton was amusingly a nod to the position in which he sleeps when travelling with the squad, which hasn’t gone unnoticed by his team-mates who are all eager to learn from him.

Cristiano is renowned for looking after himself and ensuring he is always in the best possible condition, which naturally involves hours of hard work on the training pitch and in the gym.

It also includes resting at the right moments and ensuring he has enough sleep to aid his recovery: it has previously been reported that Ronaldo naps several times a day.

Manchester United present Ronaldo special shirt to celebrate 700 goals. 

Cristiano Ronaldo was presented with a special shirt to commemorate his 700th goal at club level by Manchester United.

Ronaldo scored the 700th goal of his club career in a 2-1 win against Everton.

The 37-year-old recorded his latest milestone 20 years and two days after his first ever club goal for Sporting Lisbon in the Portuguese Primeira Liga in 2002.

To put his scoring exploits into perspective, Erling Haaland would need to score 37 club goals every season for another 15 years to match Ronaldo’s record.

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