Patrice Evra has mocked Cristiano Ronaldo with a hilarious social media video which shows him transporting sheep in reference to his former team-mate’s alleged house move.
The Manchester United forward, who returned to Old Trafford after 12 years this summer, reportedly switched mansions due to loud animal noises.
And Evra’s Instagram video to his 8.3million followers, seeming to showing him herding sheep with a whistle in a clear and direct reference to Ronaldo, has already been viewed more than 780,000 times.
The post’s caption read: ‘Don’t worry bro @cristiano I’m moving my sheep (sheep emoji) far away from your (house emoji) shepherd mister #ilovethisgame can do everything #positive4evra @skysports’.
Evra’s video shows him on a boat, with several sheep at the front of the craft, before the Red Devils icon blows a whistle and smirks.
Star forward Ronaldo, 36, was initially put up in a mansion with his family after signing from Juventus in August.
But the Portuguese has now moved to a different property, a £6million Cheshire pad with a cinema, pool and four-vehicle garage formerly owned by ex-United striker Andy Cole.
The Sun reported his move was because of particularly loud sheep disturbing Ronaldo’s equilibrium, although his press team later denied this.
A Sun source said: ‘While the property is beautiful and is nestled in rolling fields and woodland, it was also close to sheep which are very noisy early in the morning.
‘It had a public footpath across the land and the road at the front gave a view inside its gates.
‘Ronaldo is a true pro who places a lot on rest and recovery after games, so it was decided it was best if he and his family moved.’
His press team claimed the story was ‘entirely fabricated’ and added: ‘We do not comment on any private matters’.
Evra’s sheep video was in fact shot while he was filming a scene for Sky’s sports-comedy show A League of Their Own, coincidentally at around the same time stories about the reasons for Ronaldo’s move were reported.Internet Explorer Channel Network