Sat. Feb 17th, 2024

OLE GUNNAR SOLSKJAER took his struggling squad out for a bonding lunch ahead of Saturday’s derby with City – but Ronaldo was left with a sour taste in his mouth.

The Portuguese, 36, joined his Manchester United team-mates at plush Cibo restaurant in Hale, Altrincham.

10Cristiano Ronaldo arrives at Cibo restaurantCredit: Zenpix10Edinson Cavani sported a more casual look than RonaldoCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke10Raphael Varane and Harry Maguire are snapped leaving the premisesCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke10Juan Mata poses with a fanCredit: Zenpix

Solskjaer will hope the lunch galvanises the group ahead of a massive game this weekend and following a 2-2 draw in Atalanta that required another Ronaldo rescue act.

The Norwegian dined at the classy Italian with Sir Alex Ferguson and Ed Woodward when they discussed him becoming United’s permanent manager.

The players too have frequented the establishment already this season.

Ronaldo was the best dressed of the bunch, wearing a blazer over a white tee, paired with matching trousers.

Juan Mata also looked like he’d made an effort in a turtle neck jumper and shades.

His compatriot David De Gea donned a streetwear style sweatshirt from Bershka and the rest of the squad were similarly dressed in casual wear.

But while enjoying a menu consisting of calamari and truffle arancini, as well as fish and beef fillet, Ronaldo’s Range Rover received a parking ticket.

Fred’s Bentley, parked in front of his team-mate, also violated the parking rules outside the restaurant.

Fans quickly gathered outside a took photos of and with the stars, who will be hoping to bring smiles back to their faces at Old Trafford on Saturday.

10Ronaldo poses for a photo alongside a young fanCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke10Ronaldo received a parking ticket while dining at CiboCredit: Zenpix10Jesse Lingard wore a tracksuit to dine outCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke10NINTCHDBPICT000691397450-3Credit: Zenpix10Donny van de Beek arrives amongst gathering supportersCredit: Zenpix10Scott McTominay carries a takeaway bag as he leaves the restaurant in front of Tom Heaton

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