Australian based footballer Danny Hodgson is currently fighting for his life after an alleged unprovoked attack earlier this month.
The English striker had emergency surgery and is currently in an intubated coma.
Hodgson is currently in critical conditions. Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo reached out to Hodgson, who is currently fighting for his life.
Ronaldo sent a personal video message to Hodgson on Sunday, his 26th birthday.
“Hi Danny, I just hear about your history, I hope you get well soon,” said the Portugal international. “I invite you to come to one of [our] games in Manchester, so get well soon my friend. Take care.”
The striker plays for ECU Joondalup in the National Premier League Western Australia.
Ronaldo’s Manchester United teammate Dean Henderson also reached out to the player. The Red Devils goalkeeper, who was also a Carlisle United player, played alongside Hodgson earlier in his career.
Cristiano Ronaldo shines after Manchester United return
Cristiano Ronaldo completed an emotional return to Manchester United during the summer transfer window and the Portuguese international has been in red hot form for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ side.
The 36-year-old has already scored three goals in two Premier League appearances and he managed to find the net in the Champions League opener against Young Boys as well.
Cristiano Ronaldo since joining Man Utd:
• 3 games
• 4 goals
Lionel Messi since joining PSG:
• 3 games
• 0 goals pic.twitter.com/DHY2uR77v3
— Goal (@goal) September 20, 2021
The Portuguese star helped Manchester United win three Premier League titles and a Champions League title during his previous spell at the club and he will be hoping to guide the Premier League giants to more silverware this season.
Manchester United has not won the Premier League title in three years. The Red Devils will be looking to end that drought with a strong transfer window that saw them sign top-class players like Raphael Varane, Jadon Sincho, and Cristiano Rojo.
Most goals scored in Europe’s top five leagues:
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo – 479
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi – 474
🏴 Jimmy Greaves – 366
🇩🇪 Gerd Müller – 365
🏴 Steve Bloomer – 317
🏴 Dixie Dean – 310
🇦🇷 Delio Onnis – 299
🇸🇪 Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 294
🏴 Gordon Hodgson – 287
🏴 Alan Shearer – 283 pic.twitter.com/fGolRUpSiT
— Mohamed Moallim (@mhmdmllm) September 19, 2021