A day later, the 44-year-old defender made a U-turn on the retirement announcement from last month.
“Over the last two months, I’ve realized that my place is still on the field, not in the stands,” Brady wrote on Twitter.
“That time will come. But it’s not now. I love my teammates and I love my family support. They make everything possible. I’m back for my 23rd season in Tampa.
Brady is considered the greatest defender of all time, winning a record seven Super Cups, and the time of his decision intrigued football fans.
Rewind on Saturday and Tampa Bay Buccaneer was on the Old Trafford field meet with Ronaldo to congratulate him on his remarkable performances.
The Portuguese superstar scored 807 goals to become FIFA’s recognized top scorer of all time and was excited to meet Brady.
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“It is always a pleasure and privilege to share some thoughts and ideas with another GOAT…,” Ronaldo wrote on social media with a picture of himself and Brady.
The nature of the conversation between them is now the subject of speculation on social media.
Could the performance of 37-year-old Ronaldo inspire rethinking? United fans, of course, think so.
“Watching the goat’s game made him definitely come back @Cristiano lol,” Tina Best, a former West Indies fast-potter, wrote on Twitter.
Tom Brady watched as Ronaldo scored a hat-trick and now he wants to return to the NFL ?? It’s so SIMPLE … ”- added another fan.
“CR7 convinced him,” said another.
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“Brady attends a Man U match, Ronaldo accidentally makes a hat-trick, Brady doesn’t retire after 24 hours. #goats are contagious! ” wrote one commenter.
“Ronaldo was really inspired by Tom Brady to retire. Real GOATS never lose their passion for the game, ”concluded another.
“If Tom Brady had gone to watch Messi instead of Ronaldo yesterday, he would still be retired,” joked another Ronaldo fan.
We may never learn the truth, but it seems age is no longer an obstacle for top-level athletes.