Is tight-shorted Ronaldo turning into a Wham! boy?

Cristiano Ronaldo has spent weeks working on his tan – and he couldn’t be more eager to show if off.

The Manchester United star put his bronzed pins on display in a pair of tiny metallic shorts – his look reminiscent of George Michael in his Wham! heyday.

Wham bam: Cristiano Ronaldo, in LA yesterday, appears to be taking style cues from George Michael circa 1984

The 23-year-old, who was on a shopping spree at Ed Hardy, completed his flashy 80s ensemble with shiny white runners and a pink tee.

It was a rare afternoon outing for Ronaldo, who has spent most days in LA firmly fixed on the sun lounge at his luxury hotel and most nights at popular celebrity haunt Villa.

Out and about: Ronaldo left his sun lounge for a shopping spree at Ed Hardy

Ronaldo has been on the prowl for female companions during his holiday following his split from Spanish model Nereida Gallardo at the beginning of this month.

He has been linked to a string of women, including one brunette who accompanied him back to his hotel room at 2am last week.

He has also been seen flirting by his hotel pool with two bikini-clad girls.

As MailOnline first reported, he spurned the advances of socialite Paris Hilton during a night out at the same Hollywood club.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ronaldo takes brunette actress back to his Hollywood hotel room at 2am

Newly single Cristiano Ronaldo took a glamorous actress back to his hotel suite after a night out on the town in Hollywood.

The Manchester United star let his hair down at trendy bar Nineteen 12 – located inside the luxury Beverly Hills Hotel – in the early hours of Friday morning LA time.

After a fun evening with friends and plenty of vodka cocktails, he was set up with a pretty brunette by his manager.

Flirting: Ronaldo, here with two female admirers in his hotel pool yesterday, has been enjoying the single life in LA

Golden boy: Newly single Cristiano soaks up the sun

The pair retreated to his room shortly after 2am, MailOnline has learned.

A source said: ‘Cristiano’s agent didn’t want him spend the night alone, so he set him up with a beautiful brunette who was hanging around the bar at the end of the evening.

‘Cristiano didn’t waste any time. After a couple of drinks, her took her up to his room.’

Ronaldo – who is still on crutches as he recuperates from an ankle operation – had been drinking White Russian and vodka pineapple cocktails.

Earlier in the evening he had dinner at trendy restaurant Madeo with friends and another prospective blind date.

The source said: ‘He decided he wanted to meet a lady tonight. He said it was his ‘mission’ to find a nice pretty American girl.’

Move over Posh & Becks! There’s a new soccer star in LA as Ronaldo hobbles down the red carpet

There’s a new soccer star in town, and he’s certainly making his presence felt.

They’ve both worn the number 7 shirt for Manchester United, and now soccer aces David Beckham and Cristiano Ronaldo both vied for attention on the red carpet at the ESPY sports awards ceremony at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Flanked by friends wearing sunglasses, and dressed in an expensive-looking cream suit, shiny-haired Ronaldo looked more than ready for his close-up – despite being on crutches.

Both players were nominated for awards, Ronaldo for Best International Athlete, and Beckham for Best Major League Soccer Player, but it was Beckham, 34, who took home the gong, with Ronaldo leaving empty-handed.

LA royalty: David and Victoria Beckham attended the ESPY Sports Awards last night…

…and Cristiano Ronaldo arrived to have his moment in the Hollywood spotlight

Beckham, fast becoming the elder statesman of football, looked rather sober in comparison to Ronaldo’s high-wattage appearance.

And amazingly the presence of the two football stars managed to overshadow Beckham’s wife Posh, despite the fact that she wore a tight pale yellow Roland Mouret dress, and a huge pair of dark sunglasses as she held her signature stiff pose on the red carpet.

For once, all eyes were on the two sporting stars as they enjoyed the spotlight at the annual sports awards event which was hosted by singer Justin Timberlake.

Tall order: David poses with his award, and is towered over by basketball star Candace Parker

Ronaldo is in the midst of controversy over a move from the football club to Spanish giants Real Madrid, where Beckham also famously played.

But while the controversy rages on, he has been enjoying himself in Los Angeles.

Yesterday Mail Online exclusively revealed how the football superstar turned down Paris Hilton after she made a play for him at a Hollywood nightclub.

Beckham, who now lives in LA, and plays for Los Angeles based team LA Galaxy received an award, and later was seen backstage being towered over by basketball player Candace Parker.

Host with the most: Justin Timberlake hosted the show, and donned a variety of disguises

A source said: ‘Paris was all over him. The moment he arrived, she went over to his private table.

‘But Ronaldo clearly wasn’t interested in Paris. He turned his back on her.’

The 23-year-old Portugese star is a single man after splitting from model Nereida Gallardo, 25.

Beckham recently hailed Ronaldo’s impact last season. He has said: ‘I would give the Golden Ball (world player of the year) award to Cristiano Ronaldo. He has been incredible this year.’

Hollywood heartthrobs: David Beckham meets teen heartthrob Zac Efron at the ESPY awards last night

And he told Sky Sports: ‘When I left Manchester United the only other club I wanted to play for was Real Madrid.

‘Living in Madrid and playing for Madrid – there’s not many better clubs than that apart from Manchester United, which is equal.

‘But to have those two choices is good for him.’

He added: ‘Playing for Manchester United was my dream but so was playing for Real.

‘It was an incredibly difficult choice to make and I’m sure it is the same for Cristiano.’

The finale of the ESPY Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles last night

Red card for Ronaldo’s girl: Manchester United star sends model lover packing

Cristiano Ronaldo may be in the market for a new job but it appears he could also be looking for a new girlfriend.

As speculation intensifies that the Portugal international may leave Manchester United, reports today suggested he has already quit his relationship.

The 23-year-old striker allegedly dumped his model girlfriend of five months, Nereida Gallardo, just before an operation on his injured right ankle last week.

The news is a shock after the pair spent two weeks all over each other on holiday in Sardinia.

But Portuguese tabloid 24 Horas said the reason for the split was “a secret of the gods”.

But it hinted that Ronaldo, who is being linked to a multimillion-pound move to Real Madrid, was tired of lurid headlines about Majorca-born Gallardo and her past.

Recent tabloid revelations that she had a fling with Spain defender Sergio Ramos – who could become Ronaldo’s team-mate should his move to Real Madrid get the green light – will not have helped.

It also claimed she did not get on with Ronaldo’s mother Dolores, who believed the model was after her son’s money.

Gallardo had planned to spend the weekend in Portugal with Ronaldo but cancelled her flight after injuring her foot in a fall.

But she was well enough to go to Ibiza this weekend with a friend after booking a last-minute trip.

She flew to the island on Saturday and attended a private party until the early hours of yesterday.

She was thought to be at the Majorca home of mother Ana and stepfather Francisco Jose on the outskirts of the capital Palma.

Ronaldo was said to be resting at his home in Sintra, north of Lisbon.

Last month, the couple put on many public displays of affection for the paparazzi as they holidayed on a £10million yacht moored off Sardinia.

Reports of the split follow FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s claim that Man Utd’s refusal to sell the £80million striker to Real Madrid was akin to “modern slavery”.