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Cristiano Ronaldo sends a message to Mourinho

Ronaldo celebrates one of his goals against Chelsea (©GettyImages)
Ronaldo celebrates one of his goals against Chelsea (©GettyImages).

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo sent a message to his former boss Jose Mourinho after the Spanish giants triumphed against Chelsea in a pre-season friendly in America.

The two had a frosty relationship in the latter stages of Mourinho's tenure at the Bernabeu and after scoring a brace in Madrid's 3-1 victory over the Premier League side, the Portuguese-man enjoyed his goals with two very smug celebrations aimed mainly at his former boss.

His first celebration in particular was the one that caught everyone's eye.

After Ronaldo hit a sensational free-kick into the back of the net, he simply turned around to look at the dugout and just pointed at himself whilst staring down Mourinho.

Just before Mourinho left Madrid in order to join Chelsea, it was reported that he fell out with a bunch of his players and Ronaldo was one of them after he slammed his attitude and said that the winger couldn't take criticism on the chin.

Mourinho was quoted as saying you could never give Ronaldo any help as he believed in himself too much.

The pair's relationship suffered further after in an interview, Mourinho labelled the Brazilian striker Ronaldo as 'The Real Ronaldo'. 

Despite the cocky celebration, after the friendly, Ronaldo argued that mind-games aren't part of his game.

"I like to do my talking on the pitch. What happens off it doesn't affect me," he said as reported by the Daily Mail.

"I aim to help Real Madrid to achieve its objectives and what happens away from there does not hurt me."

Regarding the victory, the Madrid star said: "The team is getting better all the time. It was the most important game of pre-season and it was against a very strong opponent.

"The team has been very well and the result is fair because we played better."

Mourinho also commented on the situation claiming that he meant no offence to Ronaldo with his comments.

"Cristiano is your movie, it's not my movie. Just to identify the person, I just said the 'true Ronaldo' in relation to the Brazilian one.

"If somebody asks me '"Thomas Muller or Gerd Muller", for me the real one is Gerd Muller because he's the first one. And I'm not saying anything against the new kid in Bayern, so that's your movie and Real Madrid were last week in the movie city (Los Angeles), so maybe it's one more movie, but it's not my problem."

"He's a great player and has scored goals all his life. When he scores it's not big news, when he doesn't it is."

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