Too Soon: Rafa Benitez tries to get pally with Cristiano Ronaldo at training, CR unimpressed [Video]

As the new boy in the proverbial playground, new Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez appears to be on a bit of a charm offensive on the pre-season tour of Australia.

Surely aware of the support former manager Carlo Ancelotti had with particular players, Benitez is trying to make a good first impression, and is approaching players individually, and putting an arm around the shoulder to build a rapport.

But the tactile tactic didn’t work with Ronaldo today, who seemed unimpressed, and didn’t deign to even look Benitez in the eye as the Spaniard’s banter fell on deaf ears.