Cristiano Ronaldo blocked the Instagram account of football database website Transfermarkt last year after taking exception at their estimate of him.
The United forward complained to Transfermarkt about valuation before blocking them.
Transfermarkt released a ‘Jorges Mendes XI’ on Instagram in March 2020, containing players represented by the Portuguese super agency.
Ronaldo, who was then at Juventus, was the attack’s centerpiece and was valued at €75 million.
‘We can’t tag Ronaldo because he blocked us after he read his market worth,’ Transfermarkt commented on their own post after sharing the graphic on social media, and they have now revealed what exactly happened.
“He sent a message first to our social media guys,” Christian Swartz.
“They answered him, explained why, and told him, ‘The people in your own age group, you are by far the number one’.
“I think it was £30-50 million difference (between Ronaldo and the next player on the list), and then he sent some smilies, and then he blocked us.”
Ronaldo was the team’s second-most expensive player, behind Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva, who was valued at €100 million.
After more than a year with Juventus, the Portuguese international returned to Manchester United in a £19.8 million deal.
The fee, however, was driven by the Old Lady’s wish to remove the forward off their books as they struggled financially as a result of the pandemic.
This season, the 37-year-old former Real Madrid striker has scored 19 goals in 28 games for club and country.
While he signed a two-year deal at Old Trafford, it remains to be seen whether he will fulfil his contract in Manchester, with reports consistently suggesting the striker is unhappy at the club.
The Red Devils are now in fourth place in the Premier League, but they are only two points ahead of Tottenham Hotspur, who have two games in hand.