Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning goal for Man United on Wednesday but his driver had contrasting fortunes prior, waiting hours at a petrol station but being unable to fill up the striker’s £164,000 Bentley
The newly-purchased £164,000 Bentley Flying Spur was pictured at a Shell forecourt near to the Man United star’s home on Tuesday.
The supercar pulled up at 2:20pm and waited six hours and 40 minutes before finally leaving just after 9pm when the driver lost all hope that any petrol would be delivered.
The Bentley was accompanied at the petrol station by a Range Rover being driven by one of Ronaldo’s bodyguards.
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A source told The Sun: “Even with all Ronaldo’s money, he’s in the same boat as the rest of us.
“His security waited for hours obviously hoping a tanker would eventually arrive but they were forced to drive off. The two men looked so fed up waiting in the rain.”
They noted: “Ronaldo might be housebound like everyone else if this keeps up.”
The 36-year-old unsurprisingly has an array of supercars including three Ferraris, two Lamborghini, two Bugatti, two McLaren, two Rolls-Royce, a Porsche 911 Turbo S, a Koenigsegg CCX, a Bentley Continental GT Speed, a Range Rover Sport SVR, along with several Audi and Mercedes-AMGs.
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His most expensive cars include a Ferrari Monza which has a valuation of £1.4million, a Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport valued at £1.7million and a £2.15million Bugatti Chiron.
But United saw Ronaldo’s personal value on the pitch on Wednesday when he struck in the 95th minute to seal three priceless points for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and co. in a Champions League win over Villarreal.
Having trailed through Paco Alcacer’s opener, a rocket from Alex Telles drew the Red Devils level with half an hour remaining.
Ronaldo then stepped up following a quiet performance to fire home after Jesse Lingard’s smart lay-off in stoppage-time.
Post-match, the man himself told MUTV : “[It was] unbelievable! Another chapter, another beautiful chapter, so I’m so happy to score the winning goal and the way I did it.
“The most appearances in history and to score a goal. A great night. I have to mention the attitude of the team which is the most important [thing] here.”
But Ronaldo also made sure to thank the supporters who made Old Trafford a cauldron of noise.
“Sometimes the players, we try to do our job, to play good and score goals but sometimes it is not possible,” he admitted.
“The fans have this role as well when the team is in a difficult moment, they need to push us. This is why I say and ask them if they can do that.”
Ronaldo added: “They give us motivation to keep going and to keep running and keep believing. So, today, this is what we felt. We are so happy.
“A very important win and we are in a good way now.”