BY G9ija

Cristiano Ronaldo’s mother has claimed that her grandson is ‘better than his father was at his age’ because the Manchester United star is his teacher. 

Dolores Aveiro believes Cristiano ‘Cristianinho’ Ronaldo Jr will reach the same heights his father has and is desperate for the 11-year-old to play for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal in the future.

Ronaldo has five Ballon d’Ors and countless trophies at club and international level as well as 678 club goals to his name.

Aveiro is expecting her grandson to follow in her son’s footsteps while also hoping he will fulfill her dream of seeing her family represent Sporting once more in her lifetime.

Cristiano Ronaldo

‘Ronaldo has to come back here [to Sporting], for me he’d be here,’ Aveiro said on the ADN de Leao podcast. ‘He likes to watch Sporting’s games. I’ve already told him: “Son, before I die I want to see you return to Sporting”.

‘”Let’s see…”, he said, but if it isn’t [him], it’s Cristianinho! At his age, he plays better than Ronaldo. At the time, Ronaldo didn’t have a coach, but today Ronaldo is his son’s teacher.’

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristianinho is Ronaldo’s oldest son and has been training with his father at Manchester United after spending two years at Juventus’ academy.

While at the Turin club, Cristiano Ronaldo Jr  scored 56 goals in 35 games, while providing 26 assists last year for Under 9s team