Cristiano Ronaldo.

  • Cristiano Ronaldo has denied that he was recently forced to move house because a herd of noisy sheep.
  • The Sun reported that the Portuguese moved after less than a week back in England due to the animals.
  • His team, however, described the newspaper's story as "entirely fabricated."
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Cristiano Ronaldo has denied that he was forced to recently move house because a herd of noisy sheep that was baa-ing were keeping him up at night.

The Sun reported on Thursday that the Manchester United star had moved into a seven-bed mansion in Cheshire upon his return to England earlier this month.

However, after problems with the local sheep, he and his family moved into a house owned by former United striker Andy Cole after less than a week.

"While the property is beautiful and is nestled in rolling fields and woodland, it was also close to sheep which are very noisy early in the morning," a source told The Sun.

Ronaldo's press team, however, on Thursday denied that noisy sheep were the cause for the 36-year-old's move, telling Mail Plus that that The Sun's story was "entirely fabricated."

The source who spoke to The Sun also noted that the house Ronaldo was originally in was not hugely private, something which would likely cause problems for the star, whose move has been headline news around the world.

"It had a public footpath across the land and the road at the front gave a view inside its gates," the source said.

"Ronaldo is a true pro who places a lot on rest and recovery after games, so it was decided it was best if he and his family moved."

Despite his press team's comments, Ronaldo's former United teammate Patrice Evra was quick to make fun of the Portuguese on social media.

Evra, who played with Ronaldo at Old Trafford between 2005 and 2009, posted a video on Instagram of him on a boat with some sheep while promising Ronaldo that he'd keep them away from his new abode.

The video's caption read: "Don't worry bro, I'm moving my sheep far away from your [house] shepherd mister #ilovethisgame can do everything."

A number of ex-players posted laughing emojis on Evra's post, including former Liverpool stars Jamie Redknapp and Robbie Keane, as well as FC Barcelona legend Patrick Kluivert.

Ronaldo return to United on transfer deadline day in August, 12 years after he left the club for Real Madrid in 2009.

On his second United debut, Ronaldo scored twice as ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side beat Newcastle United 4-1.

He scored again in the Champions League on Tuesday, however could not stop United suffering a 2-1 defeat at the hand of Swiss side BSC Young Boys.


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