Seem to have found the man behind the 'Come Home Ronaldo' plane at El Madrigal yesterday... pic.twitter.com/NMjTP1jDas— AS English (@English_AS) septiembre 28, 2014
Villarreal’s El Madrigal stadium was the venue of a peculiar situation yesterday as a message was delivered to Portuguese superstar Cristiano Ronaldo via a plane.
It read: ‘Come home Ronaldo’ - a message reportedly sent by a group of devoted Manchester United supporters.
While such messages via plane have become something of a common theme in the English game, it is one of the first to reach the Iberian Peninsula and the Spanish press didn’t know what to make of it.
The Spanish publication AS, however, have decided to take a humorous approach by displaying a photo on their Twitter feed of a possible pilot – no other than former United boss Sir Alex Ferguson.
In a clearly photo-shopped picture, the following headline read: “seem to have found the man behind the 'Come Home Ronaldo' plane at El Madrigal yesterday...”
Ronaldo has long been linked with a return to United, with rumours intensifying in recent weeks following a summer overhaul of personnel at the Santiago Bernabeu.
The 29-year-old, however, remains adored by one and all of the Madrid supporters and there is little chance he would be willing to turn his back on his dream club – not even to return to Old Trafford.
As for the banner, while a nice gesture, it would only have enhanced Ronaldo’s self-esteem further as the forward netted yet another goal – his ninth La Liga strike of the season - as Madrid saw out a hard-fought 2-0 win over the Yellow Submarines.