He then sprinted over to the jubilant travelling fans and mimicked Ronaldo’s celebration.
Some supporters thought the attacker was trolling his Portuguese compatriot – but he insists it was quite the opposite.
“You know what, don’t disguise my idol spent hours on the training pitch trying to execute his techniques maybe should’ve spent a bit longer on the celebration because it wasn’t great execution,” he said.
“But it was a bit of respect to Cristiano and an honour to be on the field with him.”
He added: “Going into the game with the injuries we would’ve expected a point but when you go to Old Trafford create the chances you created, we had the offside chance in the last few minutes, we’re delighted but on another day would’ve been three points.”