- Schalke 04 midfielder Mehmet-Can Aydin claims he was star-struck when he played against Cristiano Ronaldo
- The 19-year-old claimed he face the Portuguese striker in the Champions League while he was still at Real Madrid
- Aydin revealed that he also felt the way when he played in the same team with Raul Gonzalez and Julian Draxler
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The pair meet during the Champions League when Aydin was playing at Schalke as they welcomed Real Madrid to the Veltins Arena.
The meeting between both sides was the first taste of the midfielder's experience in the elite competition and seeing Ronaldo was a dream come through.
The German said he remembers being awestruck while in the presence of one of football's all-time greats.
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What Aydin said
Aydin said he had the experience playing alongside Madrid legend Raul and PSG star Julian Draxler while they were both plying their trade at the Vetlins-Arena.
The 19-year-old said:
"I was a very shy boy and didn't dare ask players like Raul or Draxler for a photo when they played here.
"The first game I watched as a youth player in the Veltins Arena was a Champions League match against Real Madrid.
"Shortly after the final whistle, I was suddenly stood two metres away from Cristiano Ronaldo. In that situation, too, I was scared to ask him for a photo."
Supercomputer predicts Premier League outcome
Meanwhile, Briefly News had earlier reported that Cristiano Ronaldo's instant impact at Manchester United will not earn him a Premier League title on his return to Old Trafford, according to a supercomputer, Mirror, Daily Star.
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Despite the huge investment plunged into the Red Devils squad the supercomputer tipped Man City to reclaim the title while their neighbours would finish runners-up.
Ronaldo has started the season well for the Red Devils scoring three league goals and four in all competitions in three matches.
Shakira's regrets about Ronaldo
Briefly News had also reported that Cristiano Ronaldo at the age of 36 is still at the top of his game and doing wonders on the pitch for Manchester United after recently completing his return to Old Trafford after 12 years playing in Spain and Italy.
The Portugal international is no doubt one of the most loved players on earth considering how famous he is and all the achievements he has gotten through football.
According to the report on GMS and Sportbible, Shakira once regretted mocking Cristiano Ronaldo at the stands while watching the encounter between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
Man Utd players stunned as Cristiano Ronaldo arrives training in R3.4m Lamborghini ahead of 2nd debut
In other news, Briefly News previously reported that ahead of his second spell with Premier League giants Manchester United, Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo arrived the club’s training ground in a £160,000 (R3.4 million)-worth Lamborghini, SunSport reports.
Manchester United fans are already anticipating news whether their new striker will be named in the starting line-up against Newcastle United.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has continued to prepare his team for the game at Carrington and Ronaldo was spotted flashing thumbs-up to photographers.