Cristiano Ronaldos son set to join Wayne Rooneys boy at Man Utd academy

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Cristiano Ronaldo's son, Cristiano Jr, is set to join Wayne Rooney's eldest son, Kai, in the Manchester United academy after the Portuguese star re-joined the Red Devils.

United swooped to sign the five-time Ballon d'Or winner from under the noses of their cross-city rivals Manchester City, with Ronaldo signing from Juventus.

Ronaldo has signed a two-year contract with United through to the summer of 2023 with the club holding the option for a further year following the £13.5million transfer.

The Portugal captain and Rooney were teammates at Old Trafford for five years between 2004 and 2009 and their sons are now set to play together too.

Kai Rooney already plays for the United academy, having joined the club in 2020 after his dad returned to England to work with Derby County.

The 11-year-old started his career in 2016 with Manchester City's academy before playing for American youth side Bethesda SC Washington between 2018 and 2020, while his father played for DC United in the MLS.

He plays as an attacking midfielder for the United youth team, a role his dad played in during the later stages of his career, and reportedly scored a hat-trick in a recent match against Stoke City.

As for Cristiano Jr, he joined Juventus' academy in 2018 after his dad completed his move to the Old Lady from Real Madrid.

It has been reported that he scored 58 goals in 28 games in his first season with the Juventus under-9s side, showing the goal-scoring ability his dad is known for.

It is now understood that Cristiano Ronaldo will join his dad in moving to Manchester United, where he will link up with Kai in the under-12s squad this season.

Their dads played together 206 times in five years as teammates at Old Trafford, during which time they won three league titles and the Champions League in 2008.

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  • Wayne Rooney
  • Premier League
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