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Ronaldo praises Marcelo amidst Madrid farewell

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Manchester United star, Cristiano Ronaldo has taken to his Instagram page to celebrate Marcelo who is leaving Real Madrid after an illustrious career at the Bernabeu, describing him as “more than just a teammate”.

Ronaldo and Marcelo played together at the Bernabeu, winning trophies after trophies, becoming closest of friends before the Portuguese legend left for life in Juventus.

Marcelo, 34, bade farewell to fans, staff and teammates on Monday at the Bernabeu having spent 15 years and winning 25 trophies with the club, including five Champions League trophies.

Cristiano Ronaldo who wrote in Portuguese on Instagram, described Marcelo as “a brother football gave” and went on to wish the Brazilian left back well.

Ronaldo wrote:

More than a teammate, a brother that football gave me. On and off the fields, one of the biggest stars with whom I had the pleasure of sharing a locker room. Go with everything on this new adventure, Marcelo!

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