Cristiano Ronaldo’s driver has been spotted waiting almost seven hours to fill the football star’s £220,000 Bentley with petrol at a forecourt in Cheshire.
The Bentley Flying Spur, bought recently by the Portugal ace, was seen pulling into a Shell garage in Wilmslow at around 2.20pm on Wednesday.
The Manchester United star, 36, also ordered a member of his security team to fill up his Range Rover – with both employees seen arriving together.
But after waiting six hours and 40 minutes, the two men realised a refuelling tanker wasn’t arriving anytime soon and drove away empty handed at around 9pm.
Ronaldo – who is staying in a nearby seven-bedroom mansion – was nowhere to be seen at the filling station.
The Manchester United star, 36, also ordered member of his security team (pictured) to fill up his Range Rover – with both employees having arrived together.
Both drivers would have been forbidden from purchasing more than £30 worth of fuel after Shell brought in a cap to help tackle panic-buying +8
Both drivers would have been forbidden from purchasing more than £30 worth of fuel after Shell brought in a cap to help tackle panic-buying
His employees were spotted sipping on Starbucks coffees, bought from inside the garage’s Spar, as they passed the time in typically rainy weather.
A source told the Sun: ‘Even with all Ronaldo’s money, he’s in the same boat as the rest of us.
‘His security waited for hours obviously hoping a tanker would eventually arrive but they were forced to drive off.
Both drivers would have been forbidden from purchasing more than £30 worth of fuel after Shell brought in a cap to help tackle panic-buying.
Father-of-four Ronaldo has been driving the Bentley to Man United’s training ground for the past week.
The Flying Spur was recently purchased by the Portugese striker after his high-profile return to Manchester this summer.
The fleet comprises of a £1.4million Ferrari Monza, a £1.7million Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport and a £2.15million Bugatti Chiron.
His most expensive motor is the Bugatti Centodieci, which set him back a cool £8.5million.
Britain’s petrol stations have been plagued by panic-buying over the past week after oil giants revealed a lack of HGV drivers meant they would be forced to restrict deliveries and close some forecourts.
The crisis reached fever-pitch over the past few days with brawls erupting at some petrol stations as hours-long queues filled with irate drivers were seen across the country.
However Business Secretary Kwasi Kwarteng said Wednesday that the situation appeared to be ‘stabilising’ with most people ‘behaving quite responsibly’.