Cristiano Ronaldo has banned his mum from watching his debut game between Man United and Newcastle this weekend.
The 36-year-old completed his return to Old Trafford on deadline day, signing a two-year deal with an option to extend that for a further 12 months.
Ronaldo lost his father Jose Dinis to liver failure due to alcoholism in 2005, just two years into his first stint at Old Trafford.
In an interview with Dailymail, the five-time Ballon d’or winner stated that he’s not prepared to lose his mother at the moment.
“She’s not allowed now to watch big games,” he told Piers Morgan in an interview for the Daily Mail.
“I say, ‘Listen, I don’t have a father any more. I don’t want to lose my mum, too, so you’re not going to watch the quarter finals, semi-finals, or finals.”
“She gets so nervous, I don’t understand why. She is not allowed now to watch big games.
“I get friends to stay with her and she goes for walks around the house. She fainted two times in the stadium. She is nervous.”
“My mum is the pillar of the family, and what I have today is because she always supported me,” he continued.