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Cristiano Ronaldo’s mum has continued her campaign to see her son one day return to Sporting Lisbon.

Dolores Aveiro beamed as she posed with a Sporting shirt – complete with her son’s name and No28 emblazoned on the back.

Ronaldo’s mum sobbed tears of joy when he made a goalscoring return to Manchester United after 12 years away from the club.

But it has long been known she is desperate to see him return to boyhood club Sporting before he finally hangs up his boots.

Posing with the host of Sporting podcast ADN de Leao, she even used a recent interview with them to beg her son to return to Sporting ‘before she dies’.

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Dolores told the podcast.: “Ronaldo has to come back (to Sporting), he’d be here for me.

“He likes watching Sporting’s games. I’ve already told him: ‘Son, before I die I want to see you return to Sporting’. ‘Let’s see… .’, he said.”

Ronaldo left Sporting for United back in 2003 and reports suggested he was eyeing a move back to the Portuguese capital this summer.

That was before United’s sensational swoop for his signature which saw him return to Old Trafford after 12 years away.

There is still hope for Dolores to realise her dream even if Ronaldo calls time on his historic career without heading back to Lisbon.

Speaking in the same interview she revealed Ronaldo’s son Cristiano Jr one day hopes to play for Sporting too.

And the 11-year-old is even better than his dad was at the same age, according to his grandmother.

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