“Funny Old Game” – Andy Murray Begins Banter With Manchester United Fans After Shock Cristiano Ronaldo Signing

Published 08/27/2021, 2:00 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Tennis – Men’s Doubles – Round 2 – Ariake Tennis Park – Tokyo, Japan – July 27, 2021. Andy Murray reacts during his Men’s Doubles second round match REUTERS/Piroschka Van De Wouw


Cristiano Ronaldo stunned football fans across the world earlier today by having an agreement in principle with his former club, Manchester United. While the details of the deal remain unconfirmed, fans of the Red Devils can rejoice as the Portuguese returns to the club after 12 years.

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However, not all fans had the same stance prior to his return to the club. And British tennis star Andy Murray pointed this out with his latest tweet on Twitter.

Andy Murray calls out Manchester United fans for Cristiano Ronaldo criticism

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Earlier this week, Ronaldo faced loads of comments from fans criticising his situation with Juventus. In a post on social media, the Portuguese fired back at such fans, mentioning he will honor his current contract with the Italian club.

However, he changed his stance on staying in Turin a few hours ago, deciding to leave the club. This send the media into a frenzy, with many speculating he could join Manchester City. Although talks were ongoing with Manchester City, United swooped in to seal one of the biggest stars in the game.

Earlier today, Murray took to Twitter to mention how United fans suddenly change colors. He tweeted“All the man united fans that were absolutely abusing Ronaldo yesterday appear to have lost their voices today…. Funny old game.”

Piers Morgan joined in the banter, replying to Murray with a witty quote of his own. He wrote, “Wonder if you can unburn a shirt?” To which the 34-year-old replied, “Incredible stuff… United fans u turning more than Boris!”

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Murray to face World No. 3 Stefanos Tsitsipas in the US Open

Ranked #114 in the World, Murray will face rising Greek star Stefanos Tsitsipas in the opening round of the upcoming US Open.

MASON, OHIO – AUGUST 12: Andy Murray of Great Britain signs autographs after a training session on center court during the Western & Southern Open at Lindner Family Tennis Center on August 12, 2019 in Mason, Ohio. (Photo by Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

The two will face each other for the first time in their careers. Despite the Briton looking far from his best, he will hope to cause a major upset in Flushing Meadows.

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Sanket Nair is an F1 Author at EssentiallySports. A Sports Management graduate, he is a huge fan of Sebastian Vettel and Daniel Ricciardo and hopes to see Red Bull break Mercedes' dominance and win the World Championship soon. Sanket has been hooked to the sport ever since he watched the battle for the 2010 World Championship go down to the wire at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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