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Martin Dubravka praises ‘pleasant’ Cristiano Ronaldo to welcome Manchester United after rental move

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Martin Dubravka praises ‘pleasant’ Cristiano Ronaldo for receiving Man United after his loaned transfer from Newcastle, claiming he ‘didn’t want to look like a fan’ as the attacker ‘showed interest’ in his life

  • Martin Dubravka has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for his Man United welcome
  • Dubravka signed for the Red Devils in the summer on a lease from Newcastle
  • The goalkeeper said Ronaldo was nice and showed an interest in his life
  • Ronaldo had previously made it clear that he intended to leave United in the summer

Manchester United goalkeeper Martin Dubravka has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for his welcome in the Slovak’s move to the club.

Dubravka came to United on loan from Newcastle in the summer transfer window and has played back-up to David De Gea ever since.

Speak with Sport through ChronicleLiveDubravka said it is “pleasant” to speak to the five-time Ballon D’Or winner, who has shown interest in his life following his transfer.

Martin Dubravka has praised Cristiano Ronaldo for his reception at Manchester United

Slovakian Dubravka said Ronaldo was pleasant to talk to and showed great interest in his life

Slovakian Dubravka said Ronaldo was pleasant to talk to and showed great interest in his life

“We had the opportunity to talk to each other before training and after training in the gym,” said Dubravka.

“He asked me about my family, whether I was staying in a hotel and the usual stuff.

‘He showed an interest in communication and started first. I didn’t want to look like a fan and go straight to him, but it was really nice to talk to him about everything.”

“I probably had the most contact with him throughout the day, except for Scott McTominay and Tom Heaton, who are of course next to me in the locker room.”

Dubravka, now 33, joined Erik ten Hag on a rental basis from Newcastle this summer

Dubravka, now 33, joined Erik ten Hag on a rental basis from Newcastle this summer

Ronaldo tried to leave Manchester United in the summer in search of Champions League football, but failed to leave the club.

The 37-year-old has started United’s last two games after an injury to Marcus Rashford, and manager Erik ten Hag looks set to integrate Ronaldo back into his plans.

It has been suggested that former Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel refused to sign Ronaldo on the grounds that he would disrupt dressing room morale, a feat that several reports say Ronaldo is guilty of.

But the attacker seems happier at United following the improvement in the squad’s form, with the Red Devils now fifth in the Premier League and Ronaldo poised for a point in the team.

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