Cristiano Ronaldo gifts Man Utd shirt to female steward he knocked out with shot

Cristiano Ronaldo delighted a steward following Manchester United's opening Champions League clash against Young Boys on Tuesday evening by gifting her his match-worn shirt.

The kind gesture came after the Portugal skipper hit the member of staff with a wayward shot during the warm-up, which left her flat on the ground and needing medical attention.

With Ronaldo, 36, hopping the advertising boards to make sure she was okay, he later return with his shirt from the fixture despite being disappointed by the defeat.

The steward then posed with the shirt to the cameras, and looked delighted with her gift despite seemingly being knocked out earlier in the day.

Despite missing in the build-up, Ronaldo made no mistake during the opening stages of the match as he fired home from a Bruno Fernandes cross.

The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward would be taken off in the second-half after Moumi Ngamaleu's equaliser, with Theoson Siebatcheu grabbing a late winner after Jesse Lingard's short back pass.

Ronaldo tweeted after the fixture: "Wasn't the result we wanted, but now it’s time to recover well and focus on the next game!"

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Solskjaer said when asked why both Ronaldo and Fernandes were taken off during the second period: "The game had gone 70-odd minutes, they had been running a lot, both on Saturday and today.

"The astroturf takes its toll as well and we wanted Nemanja (Matic)'s experience to keep hold of the ball and Jesse's legs.

"Ronaldo is exceptional… But we have to look after him as well and it felt like the right moment to take him off."

Adding of Lingard: "With Jesse, no footballer likes making mistakes but it's obviously part and parcel of the game.

"We'll learn from it, he'll learn from it. He'll pick himself up and be ready to go on Sunday against West Ham."

United take on West Ham at the London Stadium in the Premier League on Tuesday, before welcoming the same opponents to Old Trafford in the FA Cup on Wednesday.

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