Cristiano Ronaldo didn’t seem to want to take a selfie with a member of the medical staff during half-time of Manchester United’s 2-0 win against Sheriff Tiraspol.
United secured their first Europa League win of the season with a professional performance in Moldova on Thursday.
Goals from Jadon Sancho and Ronaldo in the first half were enough for Erik ten Hag’s team and spirits looked high at the break.
As United’s players made their way down the tunnel, the Zimbru stadium doctor tried to stop Ronaldo for a picture with his phone in hand.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner was in a hurry to get to the dressing room and instead reached out and put his hand on her shoulder.
Another member of the stadium staff then began to lead the doctor away, shocking her.
United knew they needed a win after a shock 1-0 defeat to Real Sociedad in their Group E opener last week.
The Red Devils have not played a game in the Premier League since September 4 and will not be in action until after the international break, giving Ten Hague the opportunity to field a strong squad.
Sancho opened the scoring in the 17th minute after rounding off a wonderful team move. He celebrated by waving the shin guards that a young fan had given him last week as a nice gesture.
United had a chance to double their lead six minutes before the break after Diogo Dalot was brought down by Patrick Kpoza in the Sherif box.
Referee Pawel Raczkowski awarded the penalty and lifted Ronaldo to score his first goal of the campaign.
Sheriff had their chances in the second half but the United manager was able to hold on for the win.
“We’ve done the job and we know it’s always difficult to play here,” ten Hag told United’s official website in a post-match interview.
“We were really direct, but I also think we didn’t control the game from the first minute, but after 10 minutes we got into the game and managed to create some space.
“It was a great goal and I’m very happy for Jadon [Sancho] and he scored a really good goal, a team goal.
“But I also think he showed a really good team performance.”