Cristiano Ronaldo STILL goes on tip-toes for team photos as he strikes latest pose ahead of Juventus win at old club Manchester United
Cristiano Ronaldo is a creature of habit; the free-kick stance, the epic goal celebration and of course his standing on tip-toes for photos.
The Portugal star was head and shoulders above any Manchester United player at Old Trafford on Tuesday evening, but as they will know well, Ronaldo always has to be that little bit bigger.
He was again spotted adopting his rather unusual tip-toe stance as he lined-up for a team photo with his Juventus team-mates before Tuesday’s Champions League match.
Cristiano Ronaldo done his trademark tip-toes stance again as he lined up for Juventus
Despite already standing at 6 ft 2 ins, Ronaldo has struggled to come to terms with his height throughout his career and standing on his tip-toes has become his trademark move to combat that.
It is a stance that has been showcased by Ronaldo in team photos and football events and ceremonies over the past few years and doesn’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
On the pitch, though, Ronaldo could do noting to take the limelight away from Paulo Dybala, who scored the game’s only goal to secure victory for the Italian side.
Ronaldo has done it for years and can be seen on his tip-toes at FIFA’s The Best ceremony 2017
He is doing same stance after Real Madrid booked place in last year’s Champions League final
Cristiano Ronaldo used the same tactic in the game with Club America at the Club World Cup
Ronaldo (top right) adopts the pose ahead of a La Liga match with Real Betis four seasons ago
The 33-year-old did however put in a shift and was heavily invested in the match.
Despite being on the losing end, some United fans stuck around to applaud their former star off the pitch.
The win for Juventus all but guarantees qualification to the knockout stages while United remain in second and with a shout of going through after Valencia could only manage a draw at Young Boys.
Paulo Dybala scored the only goal of Tuesday’s game as Juventus beat Manchester United
The 33-year-old was applauded off the field after the game by both sets of supporters