Manchester United fans sing ‘viva Ronaldo’ as Cristiano walks off Old Trafford pitch after Juventus win

CRISTIANO RONALDO was serenaded off the pitch by Manchester United fans despite helping Juventus to a 1-0 win.

Although he didn't score, the 33-year-old was always a threat – something United's attackers on the night were not.

 Cristiano Ronaldo received warm applause from all corners of Old Trafford

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Cristiano Ronaldo received warm applause from all corners of Old Trafford

And while United fans will be upset by the lacklustre performance from Jose Mourinho's side at Old Trafford, they were quick to salute a former hero.

First, Ronaldo went over to the thousands of delirious Juve fans who stayed behind to clap off the winners.

He gave the thumbs up, and tapped the club badge on his shirt.

Then he applauded back towards the home end to the United fans who had stayed to show their own respect to CR7.

 It was the Juventus fans the striker went over to first, tapping the club crest

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It was the Juventus fans the striker went over to first, tapping the club crest
 A fan also wanted to get close to the Portuguese football legend - with the stewards caught short

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A fan also wanted to get close to the Portuguese football legend – with the stewards caught short

He of course won the Ballon d'Or in 2008 when he was at Old Trafford.

Ronaldo stayed one more season with the club before moving on to Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 for £80million.

The Juventus striker had almost as much action once the whistle blew for full time as he did for the 90.

SunSport reported how he had a go at a pitch-invading fan as he left the Old Trafford pitch — before getting a selfie with the interloper.

A pitch invader heads towards Cristiano Ronaldo as Juventus and Manchester United players leave Old Trafford pitch

 The supporter attempted to greet Cristiano Ronaldo as he left the Old Trafford pitch after Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0

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The supporter attempted to greet Cristiano Ronaldo as he left the Old Trafford pitch after Juventus beat Manchester United 1-0
 Ronaldo helps drag down the supporter as he is tackled by security

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Ronaldo helps drag down the supporter as he is tackled by security

The super-fan ran from the Stretford End while being pursued by stewards and Ronaldo exchanged frank words with him as he was tackled by security.

Paulo Dybala netted the winner from a deflected Cristiano cross as the Old Lady gave United their first Champions League defeat of the season.

But in reality the 1-0 final scoreline did not reflect the gulf in quality between the two sides.

CRISTIANO RONALDO was serenaded off the pitch by Manchester United fans despite helping Juventus to a 1-0 win.