‘I’m crying right now’ – YouTuber Speed left inconsolable after travelling from USA to see Cristiano Ronaldo only for Manchester United star to miss Carabao Cup tie through illness

    Cristiano Ronaldo missed Manchester United’s clash with Aston Villa, much to the frustration of YouTuber Speed.

    The American gamer travelled from his home in Cincinnati, Ohio to catch a glimpse of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner in the club’s Carabao Cup clash at Old Trafford.

    Ronaldo missed the match through illness, much to the frustration of YouTuber Speed

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    Ronaldo missed the match through illness, much to the frustration of YouTuber Speed

    Speed made the trip to Old Trafford to see Manchester United and Ronaldo

    YouTube: IShowSpeed

    Speed made the trip to Old Trafford to see Manchester United and Ronaldo

    He hoped to meet the five-time Ballon d’Or winner but was left disappointed

    YouTube: IShowSpeed

    He hoped to meet the five-time Ballon d’Or winner but was left disappointed

    Ronaldo was widely expected to start the cup clash against Unai Emery’s side, but was a surprise absentee from the United teamsheet when it dropped an hour before kick-off.

    With no spot in the starting XI or on the bench, fans were speculation where the 37-year-old was, before Ten Hag confirmed to MUTV that Ronaldo was missing the clash through illness.

    As the cold winter draws in it’s not unusual for residents of the United Kingdom to be a little bit under the weather, but for the American YouTuber, news of his absence was absolutely gut-wrenching.

    Taking to Twitter, he wrote: “I’m crying right now I flew all the way to Manchester to see Ronaldo and he’s not playing”, followed by two crying emojis.

    While he missed out on meeting Ronaldo, Speed did get to meet United legend Patrick Crerand, even if he didn’t know who he was.

    Introduced to Crerand as a ‘Manchester United legend’, Speed said: “You’re a legend? You played here? Wait, [David] Beckham?! What’s your name, bro?”

    He did, however, find time to meet ex-United star Patrick Crerand

    YouTube: IShowSpeed

    He did, however, find time to meet ex-United star Patrick Crerand

    After being told who he was, Speed said: “You played for Man United, baby. What, in 1720?”

    Thankfully Crerand saw the funny side as the YouTuber was promptly ushered away ahead of the game.

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