Watch: When Cristiano Ronaldo beat the Bugatti Veyron in a race

Cristiano Ronaldo is one of the best players to ever play the game, but the man was also one of the fastest during his first spell at Manchester United. While Ronaldo is still very fast, his speed has declined over the years. Now that he is 36 years old.

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However, just to illustrate how fast Ronaldo was during 2008, he appeared in an advertisement for Nike. The sports brand was announcing the latest release of Nike Mercurial boots and Ronaldo was facing off against a Bugatti Veyron, in a race he had never seen before.

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Cristiano Ronaldo and his race against the Bugatti Veyron

The Portuguese striker was still at Manchester United and won the Ballon d’Or in the same year. He put on his suit, started to park, and was ready to go. At that time, the Bugatti Veyron was the fastest car in the world.

Ronaldo got off to a quick start for a second, but the car immediately overtook him. After 50 meters or so, they both had to turn around and run the same distance again. Ronaldo had an advantage here, as the Portuguese could quickly turn around.

However, the car had to brake and reverse while reversing. In the end, Ronaldo narrowly won the race and celebrated it gloriously. The race must have made a huge impression on his mind as Ronaldo now owns a Bugatti Veyron, which is worth $1.7 million.

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Ronaldo maintained his level in his second spell with Manchester United

He returned to United after 12 years and became one of the greatest players the sport has ever seen. However, he’s 36 years old and people don’t expect him to maintain the same numbers he had during his prime. However, the striker was United’s top scorer this season with 13 goals and two assists in 18 matches.

Football – UEFA Champions League – Group F – Manchester United – Atalanta – Old Trafford, Manchester, Britain – October 20, 2021 Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates Manchester United player after the match. REUTERS / Phil Noble TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

He was simply outstanding in the UEFA Champions League, scoring six goals in five matches and single-handedly keeping United at the top of their group. Now, it will be interesting to see if he can win the title with the Red Devils, again.

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