The VIP seats at Old Trafford are always good for star spotting, and Saturday's Premier League encounter between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur was no exception, with legendary NFL quarterback Tom Brady the main attraction.
And, as has so often been the case during a career in which he has won seven Super Bowls, the former New England Patriots man made the right call with his pick.
Ronaldo opened the scoring with a long-range effort in the 12th minute, then found the net again seven minutes before half-time. Spurs cancelled out both efforts with goals of their own, but Ronaldo came up clutch -- just like Brady himself did so often during his storied career -- to seal United's win after 81 minutes.
After the game, Brady made his way down to the Old Trafford turf and caught up with the entire Man United squad, including the hat-trick hero himself.
Ronaldo, for his part, cottoned on to something that the rest of the world would take a day to figure out.
Ronaldo knew about Brady before us 👀 pic.twitter.com/8dxeFu5MhN— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 13, 2022
Ronaldo, never one to play down his own greatness, was more than happy to label himself a GOAT when he posted a picture of himself and Brady on Twitter.
Always a pleasure and a privilege to share some thoughts and ideas with another GOAT... 👏🏽👊🏽 pic.twitter.com/HsFe7UxjQ6— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) March 13, 2022
Mind you, when you've just taken your career goals tally to 807 -- potentially the most by any professional men's player ever -- then you've earned the right to shout about it.
The meeting left us with just one question: what do GOATs talk about?
Maybe Brady was telling Ronaldo about his own successes on English soil; in two wins with the Patriots at Wembley Stadium, he threw seven touchdown passes.
Plenty of soccer stars checked into Brady's comments to congratulation him on returning to NFL -- including Tottenham Hotspur's Harry Kane, Liverpool's Virgil van Dijk and Atletico Madrid's Antoine Griezmann.
Did Ronaldo play a role in Brady's decision? We may never know!