Cristiano Ronaldo appears to troll Erik ten Hag with perfectly-timed social post

Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Al-Nassr
Cristiano Ronaldo in action for Al-Nassr (Image credit: Getty Images)

Timing, as they say, is everything. So when Cristiano Ronaldo decided to send his latest Instagram post out to the world on Thursday evening, it shouldn't really be a surprise that a number of his followers were quick to connect the dots. 

'Happy days' read the former Manchester United's latest post, along with a picture of the 39-year-old smiling at his iPhone. 

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For more than a decade Joe Mewis has worked in football journalism as a reporter and editor, with stints at Mirror Football and LeedsLive among others. He is the author of four football history books that include tomes on Leeds United and the England national team.