It looks like Cristiano Ronaldo's Spanish girlfriend isn't quite as classy as his performances on the pitch for Man Utd.
His new girl, Spanish model Nereida Gallardo, comes complete with the WAG orange tan, and a less than healthy smoking habit.
Nereida, 24, was seen at United's winning game yesterday, after which the couple went out with the 23-year-old Portuguese star's family for a meal near his Cheshire home last night.
Bad habit: Ronaldo's girlfriend, Spanish model Nereida Gallardo has a less than healthy smoking habit
Ronaldo, who once dated jungle babe Gemma Atkinson, has been seeing Nereida since January.
He flies the raven-haired pin-up from her home in Mallorca to watch him in action for United.
A friend of brunette told The Sun: "She's totally smitten and so is he.
"Their relationship is looking pretty serious."
Ronaldo appears to have settled down after last year's scandal when he reportedly strayed off-side with five call girls in a wild night at his home in Cheshire.
Love birds: Ronaldo and new girlfriend Nereida Gallardo, a 24-year-old model from Mallorca, stepped out in Cheshire for a meal with his family last night
Ronaldo shot injures fan
A GRANDFATHER of six is nursing a broken wrist after he tried to stop a power-shot from football star Cristiano Ronaldo.
Boro fan Fred Harrison, 68, was enjoying last weekend’s match between Middlesbrough and Manchester United when a miscued strike from Ronaldo came flying straight towards him.
Fred’s quick reactions enabled him to get his hand to the ball, but he broke his wrist in the process.
Fred, from the West Park area of Hartlepool, said: “We were sitting in the third row and my son joked to me ‘We’re in the line of fire here’. I didn’t think he would be proved right.
“As soon as it left Ronaldo’s foot, I could see where it was going. I had my glasses on, so I automatically put my hands up. It was a great save which probably Mark Schwarzer couldn’t even match but it was hit so hard it broke my wrist.
“When it hit me I said ‘That was a good one’. The ball was travelling at an unbelievable speed. I only just got my arm up in time otherwise I would probably have been knocked out.”
Fred, who was at the game with his 40-year-old son Kevin, forgot all about his dramatic shot-stopping moment until after the match when his wrist began to swell up.
But it was not until Tuesday that he chose to visit the University Hospital of Hartlepool where staff confirmed that it was actually broken.
Fred, who is married to Edith, 68, said: “They all found it quite amusing and I guess it isn’t something that happens every day.
“I hold no grudges against Ronaldo. He is an amazing player, probably the best in the last decade.
“If I was going to get hit by anyone’s shot I am glad it was Ronaldo’s and not a player I don’t like.”
Ronaldo, who had to retake a penalty against Arsenal yesterday, was not available for comment this morning but a spokesman for the club said: “Maybe Arsenal would have been better off with this chap in goal yesterday for the penalty that Jens Lehmann failed to save twice!
“Cristiano would be very sorry about his broken wrist if he knew about it.”
A Middlesbrough spokesman said: “We have no idea how fast the ball was travelling, but everyone in football appreciates how well Ronaldo can strike a ball.”
The match finished 2-2 and the club has sent Mr Harrison a signed shirt to help cheer him up.
Apr 14 2008 by Karen Faughey, Evening Gazette