Cristiano Ronaldo's mum is set to miss the striker's second Manchester United debut after being banned from matches – by her son.
The Portuguese superstar is due to make his latest Red Devils bow when Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side take on Newcastle at Old Trafford in the Premier League on Saturday.
But mum Dolores will have to be content with watching on from home if Ronaldo's past comments are anything to go by.
The former Real Madrid and Juventus forward has insisted that Dolores, 66, gets too nervous watching him from inside the stadium.
He has revealed that his dear old mother gets so anxious from the stands, that she has fainted twice watching him live, with one of her falls even breaking her teeth.
Speaking to Daily Mail journalist Piers Morgan, Ronaldo said: "She's not allowed now to watch big games.
"I say, 'Listen, I don't have a father any more. I don't want to lose my mum, too, so you're not going to watch quarter finals, semi-finals, or finals."
He had previously told Morgan in an earlier interview: "She gets so nervous, I don’t understand why. She is not allowed now to watch big games.
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"I get friends to stay with her and she goes for walks around the house. She fainted two times in the stadium. She is nervous."
Ronaldo also discussed how his mother is the matriarch of the family as he dedicated his successful career to her.
He added: "My mum is the pillar of the family, and what I have today is because she always supported me.
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"She worked hard to give her best for her children and especially for me because I'm the youngest in the family.
"She suffered to give me opportunity. I remember when I was 12 and I told her I wanted to go to Lisbon to play with Sporting Lisbon's youth team.
"She said to me, 'Son, if it's really what you want, I'm not going to cut your legs and stop you. You can go. It will be difficult for me to leave you but go. Follow your dreams.'"
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