CRISTIANO RONALDO paid a touching tribute to his son on Ronnie Jr’s 12th birthday.

And the Manchester United star even hinted that they could yet play together on the pitch.

Cristiano Ronaldo has wished eldest son Ronaldo Jr a happy 12th birthday

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Cristiano Ronaldo has wished eldest son Ronaldo Jr a happy 12th birthdayCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Ronaldo hinted that the duo could yet end up playing together on the pitch

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Ronaldo hinted that the duo could yet end up playing together on the pitchCredit: Instagram / @cristiano

Ronaldo Jr is the oldest of Ronaldo’s five children.

And he is following his famous father’s footsteps by looking to become a professional footballer.

Ronnie Jr is lighting up Manchester United’s academy side along with Wayne Rooney’s lad Kai.

And Ronaldo hailed his son in a heartwarming birthday post on Instagram by hinting at a future partnership on the pitch.

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Posting a picture of the pair together on a plane, Ronaldo said: “Happy birthday my son.

“How does time go by? Will we still play together?

“The most important thing is to continue being the boy you are with a huge heart!

“Best of luck, puppy! Daddy loves you very much.”

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Fans were quick to react, with one saying: “This is why CR7 is the greatest footballer of all time.”

Another wrote: “The best of the players.”

One declared: “You’ll definitely play together.”

Another added: “Happy birthday to Cristiano Jr he’s grown up so quick.”

Ronnie Jr is brother to Eva, 5, Matteo, 5, Alana Martina, 4, and Bella, two-months.

The kids joined Ronaldo and partner Georgina Rodriguez for a well-earned break after the football season came to an end.

But the family was hit by tragedy in April after Ronaldo announced the loss of Bella’s twin in childbirth.

As for Ronnie’s future, he remains contracted to Manchester United for one more season.

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Erik ten Hag is keen on keeping him at Old Trafford.

But it’s reckoned former Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is plotting a sensational bid to bring Ronaldo to Roma.

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