Watch moment Reece James 'asks idol Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt' in Chelsea's draw with Man Utd

FANS are convinced that Reece James cheekily asked Cristiano Ronaldo for his shirt during last night's clash between Manchester United and Chelsea.

With the score tied at 1-1, James said something to CR7, albeit with his hand covering his mouth.


Ronaldo, 37, appeared to respond by saying: "Yeah, no problem."

Writer Josh Lawless wrote on Twitter: "Reece James definitely asking for Ronaldo's shirt here isn't he?"

James, 22, has never made it a secret that he grew up a huge Ronaldo fan.

Asked in a Q&A who he'd like to play with, the right wing-back gushed over the Portuguese star.

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He wrote: "Cristiano Ronaldo. Even as a Chelsea man, I have always looked up to him and idolised him.

"He has won so many trophies and so many honours."

James got to witness Ronaldo's quality first hand last night.

After Marcos Alonso finally put a dominant Chelsea side ahead on the hour mark, United's No7 equalised with a superb strike within two minutes.

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James also showed off his quality – giving Alex Telles a torrid evening and earning the man of the match award.

After the game, the Chelsea academy graduate posted a picture of himself alongside Ronaldo.

He wrote alongside it: "Felt like we deserved more. Thank you for the support♥️ & stick with us! The marathon continues."


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