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Cristiano Ronaldo's final touches for Manchester United and Real Madrid

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Cristiano Ronaldo enjoyed nine memorable years at Real Madrid.

It was at Manchester United where he developed into a world-class player. But in Spain, he took his game to a whole new level.

The Portuguese forward left the club as their highest-ever goalscorer, with 450 goals to his name.

In the latter stages of his time at the Bernabeu, it seemed that not a week went by without Ronaldo setting a new record.

He went out on a high, helping Real to a third-straight Champions League title thanks to a 3-1 win against Liverpool.

Ronaldo failed to score in the match, just as he did in his final appearance for Manchester United.

That was a 2-0 defeat to Barcelona in the 2009 Champions League final.

Barcelona v Manchester United - UEFA Champions League Final

Ronaldo's final touches

So there were mixed emotions for Ronaldo in his final matches for Man United and Real Madrid.

A Twitter account that shows various players’ last ever touches for their clubs has posted clips of Ronaldo in his final games.

For Man United, Ronaldo had a shot saved by Victor Valdes from close range.

And for Los Blancos, he managed to work his way into a good goalscoring position but play was halted due to a pitch-invader.

Not how Ronaldo imagined for his final touches in a Real Madrid shirt.

The 33-year-old signed for Juventus in the summer, bringing to an end his fierce rivalry with Lionel Messi in La Liga.

Real Madrid Celebrate After Victory In The Champions League Final Against Liverpool

Ronaldo opened up on the decision to leave Real when he spoke to France Football last month.

“I felt it inside the club, especially from the president [Florentino Perez], that they no longer considered me the same way that they did in the start,” Ronaldo said.

“In the first four or five years there, I had the feeling of being ‘Cristiano Ronaldo’.

"Less afterwards. The president looked at me through eyes that didn’t want to say the same thing, as if I was no longer indispensable to them, if you know what I mean.”

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