Cristiano Ronaldo is clearly not having the best year this 2022. Manchester United's star has had few minutes this season, but when he appears, he usually scores. Now, the Portuguese forward has changed his 'Siu' celebration to a new one and here is the explanation for it.
The 2022-23 campaign has not been the best for Cristiano Ronaldo. Unfortunately, he had huge problems with Manchester United and he is no longer an undisputed starter, but when he comes from the bench he usually gives everything to help his team win.
Erik ten Hag, Manchester United's coach, has given Cristiano Ronaldo some opportunities to redeem himself. The striker uses really well those chances and has scored a few times, showing a new celebration and leaving behind the traditional 'Siu'.
Why did Cristiano Ronaldo change the 'Siu' and what is the explanation of his new celebration?
Even though Cristiano Ronaldo is not playing so much in the Premier League, Erik ten Hag is giving him some minutes coming the bench in Premier League and as a starter in Europa League.
When Cristiano Ronaldo returned to Old Trafford, he used to do his typical 'Siu' celebration by running to the corner, jumping and making everybody scream. But now, he has moved on from it to a new one.
The first time Cristiano Ronaldo changed his celebration was at Goodison Park agains Everton in October 9. He came from the bench for Anthony Martial and 15 minutes later he scored Manchester United's second goal of the game.
The Portuguese forward then ran to the nearest corner and, even though everyone expected the 'Siu', he changed it. Cristiano Ronaldo didn't jump and only stayed still, with fingers crossed in front of his chest and eyes closed. He repeated it in Matchday 5 of the 2022-23 Europa League season against Sheriff when he scored the third goal of the game.
But this new celebration has an explanation. According to Manchester United's official website, this move is a nod to his sleeping position when he travels with the squad. His teammates have talked about it and this self-deprecating joke proves that the players have really strong bonds between them.
It has also been reported that Cristiano Ronaldo takes naps several times a day, so the new celebration shows his love for sleeping and also that he knows how to joke with Manchester United's locker room.