Cristiano Ronaldo just keeps on delivering the goods for Man Utd. Since returning to the Premier League this summer, Ronaldo has bailed out his team with some key goals on several occasions. The 36-year-old looks set to break the 20-goal barrier this season and that should give him more opportunities to pull off his now infamous ‘save’ celebration.
After returning to Manchester United in August, Ronaldo’s signing ceremony has gone viral. From school playgrounds to the courts at the Australian Open, kids and athletes alike are imitating the Portuguese by throwing out their arms and chanting ‘Siuuu’ at the top of their lungs.
But it’s certainly nothing new and has been used by Ronaldo during his time at Real Madrid and Juventus, as well as when scoring goals for Portugal. It has been almost a decade since Ronaldo first celebrated in his current form against Chelsea during 2013 pre-season friendly.
And the United forward revealed that it was a way to feel more connected to Real Madrid’s base. Speaking in 2019, he said: “I started saying ‘si’, it’s like ‘yes’ when I was at Real Madrid. “Everybody would say ‘siiiiii’ when we won and so I started saying that. I don’t know why, it was natural.
“I was in America and we played against Chelsea and I don’t know where the celebration is coming from. “I just scored and it just came out. It was just natural, to be honest. “Since then, I started doing it more often and I feel like the supporters and the see it and they’re like ‘Cristiano.’
“I’m like, ‘Wow! People remember me for that!'” “So that’s good, and I’ll keep it that way.” In recent weeks, the trends seem to be on the rise – and nowhere more so than in Australia. Andy Murray was wowed by the crowd after his marathon victory over Nikoloz Basilashvili in the first round. The Scot looked like he was being showered with kisses from the stands, but tennis took to Twitter to reveal that the men were imitating Ronaldo’s ‘seiyuu’.